Common Bipolar Alcoholic Traits

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated October 5, 2020

When someone has a dual diagnosis, it means they have both substance abuse disorder (SUD) and a co-occurring mental health condition. With a wide range of addictive substances in the world and just as many diagnosable mental illnesses, there are almost countless combinations of potential co-occurring disorders. However, some are more common than others, including Read More

The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated September 28, 2020

Affecting about 3% of adults, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States[1]. The primary attributes of this mood disorder are manic highs and depressive lows. These drastic mood swings can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. If someone is Read More

How to Hold an Alcohol Intervention

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated September 5, 2020

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 140 million Americans ages 12 and above consume alcohol at least once a month[1]. This equates to more than half of the U.S. population. While alcohol use isn’t always problematic, social drinking can quickly lead to serious substance abuse. Nearly 70 million Americans Read More

What Are the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps?

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated August 5, 2020

Alcoholism is a chronic disease that can be subtle at first before progressing to severe and obsessive alcohol abuse. A chemical dependence on alcohol often leads to a variety of health problems, financial woes, relationship rifts, legal issues, and problems at work or school. Tragically, alcohol misuse contributes to roughly 88,000 fatalities in the U.S. Read More

Is Alcoholism a Mental Illness?

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated August 4, 2020

Alcoholism (also known as alcohol use disorder or AUD) is a disease that doesn’t discriminate on age, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, or income. Virtually anyone can suffer from the condition, but alcoholics aren’t the only ones who suffer. Alcohol use disorder can impact an individual’s family, friends, job, and community. On top of that, alcohol Read More

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