Tag: alcohol-use-disorder

What is the Life Expectancy of an Alcoholic?

Broken Head What is the life expectancy of an alcoholic

Have you ever wondered what it means to be an alcoholic? When it seems that many people do drink habitually, what is the difference between deadly drinking and just a normal sort of “drinking too much”? I have heard people speak of addiction as a sliding scale. If alcohol addiction is a sliding scale from

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The Truth Behind the Statistics of Death by Alcohol

Math The Truth Behind the Statistics of Alcohol Related Death

Statistics can be mind-numbing. When I see the number 95,000 representing annual deaths by alcohol abuse in the United States, it is hard to wrap around the significance of that number. It is more powerful, more personal to me, to read that deaths caused by alcohol use have doubled since 1999. My daughter was born

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Sober Focus – Finding the Truth About Alcohol and Drinking Culture Through Writing and Community

Finding the Truth About Alcohol and Drinking Culture Through Writing and Community

The man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, the drink takes the man – is a saying that has been attributed to F Scott Fitzgerald, but is also said to come from Ireland , or perhaps it’s a proverb from Japan or China. Wherever those words came from, they tell the story of

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How I Escaped the Trap of Gray Area Drinking

Woman at dusk How I escaped the Trap of Gray area drinking

Freedom from drinking! I never thought I’d get here. I drank my last glass of wine 450 days ago, after sliding gradually into a bottle-a-day habit (sometimes a little more) over a period of at least 20 years, from around the time I started perimenopause until I was 69 years old. I’ve read some interesting

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