Alcohol use can be a slippery slope that rapidly progresses from social drinker to a full blown alcoholic. When does the occasional drink turn into alcoholism and what is physical alcohol dependency?
One of our most recent graduates talks about her struggles with alcohol and how dark things got before she received the help she needed and gained a new sense of freedom.
As with all substance dependency problems, the transition from occasional drinker to struggling with alcoholism can be gradual. Therefore, it is essential to learn how to distinguish occasional drinking from alcohol addiction.
Alcohol may be one of the most overlooked addictive substances when it comes to the damage it can cause. Heavy short-term use can cause alcohol poisoning, while long term use can result in liver failure.