You’re desperately hoping your loved one has quit alcohol or drugs for good. What should you do — and what shouldn’t you do — to aid their recovery? An addiction expert explains.
Should you confront a loved one about drinking? Find the answer to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Addiction and recovery expert Joseph Janesz, PhD, fields this one.
Heavy alcohol use among Americans has been on the rise in recent years. One dangerous aspect of the trend: binge-drinking. One recent study shows that more than 37 million Americans reported binge-drinking in a year’s time.
Find yourself drinking more than you meant to — or faster than you intended? Five red flags signal when drinking has become a problem in your life. But help is always available, and it’s never too late to ask for it.
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