A “Reality Check” for Healthcare Professionals Who May Actually Be High-Functioning Alcoholics – PART ONE

Although I’m not in the healthcare field, I’m a former college professor who fit the term “high-functioning alcoholic” to a T. (Just ask my ex or the Dean of Faculty where I worked.) What I hope to bring to the topic of “Am I or am I not a high-functioning alcoholic?” are my personal experience,…

woman using microscope to see genetic influence in alcohol use disorder

New Study Finds Genetic Influence in Alcohol Use Disorder

It is commonly held in modern science that a person’s genetics influence the risk of psychiatric disorders. But while genetic factors underlying addiction—i.e., alcohol and substance abuse disorder—clearly play an important role in the disease’s development, it can be hard figuring out the specifics of those factors in any given individual’s case (e.g., how does…

group therapy at alcohol rehab after Alcohol-Induced Deaths Continue to Rise

As Alcohol-Induced Deaths Continue to Rise, More Treatment Options Are Available

Alcohol-Induced Deaths Continue to Rise Drinking alcohol is a common practice among many cultures across the planet. People tend to drink alcohol to decrease stress, forget their problems and have fun in general. Having said that, alcohol consumption leads to numerous serious concerns including liver disease, cancer, pancreatitis, ulcer, gastrointestinal problems, osteoporosis and brain damage,…