alcoholism

Is My Teen a High Functioning Addict?

By |2018-07-30T16:07:49+00:00April 24th, 2018|Family Resource|

The term high functioning addict refers to someone who is outwardly successful while inwardly struggling with addiction. In contrast to the stereotypical vision of an addict as someone who is disheveled in appearance, struggling financially, and frequently in trouble with the law, a high functioning addict appears to have it all together. People of all [...]

What Is a Functioning Alcoholic?

By |2018-07-30T12:09:11+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Alcoholism can take many forms. While some people end up on the streets or incarcerated as a consequence of their addiction, many others continue to lead outwardly successful lives while struggling with their inner demons. About High Functioning Alcoholism Someone with high functioning alcoholism is able to hold down a job, socialize with friends, and [...]

Understanding the Relationship Between Binge Drinking and Alcohol Addiction

By |2018-10-23T13:39:09+00:00October 19th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

The relationship between binge drinking and alcoholism is often misunderstood. The majority of binge drinkers are not physically dependent on alcohol, but binge drinking is considered a significant risk factor for developing an alcohol use disorder. What Is Binge Drinking? Binge drinking refers to consuming large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. [...]

Understanding the Relationship Between Alcohol and Depression

By |2018-10-23T13:40:53+00:00October 12th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

The relationship between alcohol and depression is deceptive. Since drinking is often a part of social gatherings, it may seem like a few beers would be a great way to take your mind off your troubles. However, alcohol can actually worsen depression symptoms. In some cases, it may even induce depression in someone with no [...]