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Alcohol Abuse: Find a Therapist to Help Break the Destructive Cycle

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Alcoholism, also referred to alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence, is a condition described as the dependence upon and repeated use of alcoholic substances. Experts attribute this condition to a psychological and cognitive dependence with the potential of causing extensive tissue damage and even disease across the body.

In 2012, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one of the 27 centers and institutes making up the National Institutes of Health, estimated over 17 million or 7.2 percent of American adults aged 18 years and older had Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). This number included 11.2 and 5.7 million men and women respectively. Adolescents are also prone to AUD as revealed by the research report.

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Living With an Addict: Four Survival Strategies

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 23 million Americans over the age of 12 suffer from drug or alcohol addiction. If you are living with an addict or alcoholic, you may encounter a variety of complications that can be difficult to cope with. These four strategies can help you improve your coping skills, avoid arguments with the addict, and get the help you need to live peacefully.

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