As lockdowns have increased across the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alcoholism became its own pandemic within the pandemic. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), alcohol consumption rates generally go up during times of national crisis. As people’s fears, anxieties, and uncertainties about the impact of COVID-19 have grown, Read More

Binge Drinking

When we hear about binge drinking, we typically think of college kids consuming copious amounts of alcohol at a wild house party. While binge drinking is certainly a problem among college-age adults, it’s a widespread issue that affects people of all ages. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as drinking Read More

Dry Drunk Syndrome

Alcohol addiction is a treatable disease, but successful treatment generally requires professional intervention. That’s because while the physical dependence on alcohol can easily be treated through the detox process, it usually takes intensive psychotherapy to address and work through the complex issues that underlie the addiction and replace the associated learned behaviors and attitudes with Read More