Category Archives: Alcoholism

5 Warning Signs You’re Married to an Alcoholic

“In sickness and in health” is how most of us agreed to wed our significant other.  But what if you don’t know when your spouse is in poor health?  What if you don’t know your spouse is really an alcoholic? What should you do, how can you help and how can you tell? Continue reading 5 Warning Signs You’re Married to an Alcoholic

For Children of Alcoholics, Knowledge Is Power

Unless you live on a private, remote island, you know someone affected by alcoholism. Our country is riddled with alcoholics — from those living on the streets to those flying commercial aircrafts. And in most of these cases, an innocent victim is the child of the alcoholic. Studies estimate that over 11,000,000 children in the United States currently live with one or more alcoholic parents. Continue reading For Children of Alcoholics, Knowledge Is Power

College and Drinking Aren’t Always a Perfect Match

Many of us in our society associate college with the freedom and joys of drinking. Images of the drunken and naive college students have been broadcasted for decades on TV, movies and social media. I mean, who doesn’t remember the shenanigans of John Belushi on Animal House or the Will Farrell running naked through the streets in Old School? In these fictitious movies, the individuals almost always end up safe and none the worse for the wear. Continue reading College and Drinking Aren’t Always a Perfect Match

Hey, Kids: Half the People on this Planet Never Drink Alcohol

One of the most common excuses for underage alcohol abuse is that “everyone drinks” — classmates, family members and friends. Whether these thoughts come in the form of peer pressure or just an excuse for behavior, it is important for kids to know that almost half of the world’s population never drinks alcohol, according to the World Health Organization. Continue reading Hey, Kids: Half the People on this Planet Never Drink Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon and Alateen: What About the Kids?

Some amazing organizations have developed in the last 100 years in the U.S. that have transformed the lives of millions.

For example, Alcoholics Anonymous has helped tens of millions of adults conquer their disease since 1935.  Prior to that time, alcoholism was seen as a death sentence. Continue reading Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon and Alateen: What About the Kids?

War on Women? Forget Politics, the Real Villain is Alcohol

Now we all have heard from Hillary, Trump, and dozens of other politicians in the last few weeks about a real or imagined war on women, but what no one mentioned was that one of the most popular pastimes in the United States can have much more serious consequences for women than men — a real war on women.  I am talking about drinking alcohol — even in moderate amounts. Continue reading War on Women? Forget Politics, the Real Villain is Alcohol