There is no denying that denial is the first stage of alcoholism. But even those who do not have a drinking problem, who barely drink at all, will deny they are alcoholics. So just how do you know if you are an alcoholic? An alcohol class is a good place to start!
This will be the first in a series of articles examining your drinking habits to help you determine if you are an alcoholic. We will look at national statistics and studies as well as examine real life drinking patterns of some of the students in my alcohol classes.
Alcohol abuse is a serious problem globally. The United States is aware of how much this disease cost us – both with respect to medical costs and productivity loss.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force, a government-appointed independent panel of experts, after reviewing a large body of research on drinking patterns among adult men and women, have issued a report with guidelines about sensible drinking.
Following blog entries will examine the findings of this study and help you assess how your drinking habits, as well as the habits of those you care about to gauge whether or not a drinking problem exists.