Alcoholism Facts

About 17.6 million adults in the U.S. suffer from alcohol addiction or dependence. Several million more people engage in risky, binge-drinking patterns that can lead to alcohol abuse. Addiction can cause a person to be completely consumed by alcohol with seemingly no regard for the people who love and care about them the most. Our alcohol resources reflect the multifaceted treatment programs offered at Elements’ facilities across the country. We offer compassionate, evidence-based treatment for clients suffering from alcoholism and frequently co-occurring mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and emotional trauma.

A wide range of well-researched articles include the latest scientific findings, insightful facts and helpful tips. Learn why an individual does not have to be diagnosed with alcohol use disorder to suffer the detrimental effects of alcohol, as well as the truth about functional alcoholism. Discover why denial plays an important role in alcohol addiction along with other contributing factors such as genetics, family history and environment. Read about binge drinking in college students and strategies for helping young drinkers abstain. We also offer in-depth information about tolerance, detox, withdrawal, rehab and interventions to help people maintain long-term recovery. These resources will help you understand why alcohol abuse is a chronic illness requiring proper interventions and vigilant maintenance after sobriety is achieved. We hope they empower you to seek alcohol treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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