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Alcoholics Drink to Satisfy Physical, Emotional, and Psychological Needs
Drinking in the home leaves anger and injury in its wake. When there is violence, more than 60% of the wives are injured, and in at least 85% of the situations, someone was drinking. Researchers have found that wives feel anxious, depressed, and have low self-esteem. As a whole, the family shares anger, fear, shame, isolation and grief.
The question is how do some people make profound changes in their addictive behaviors. -Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD
Binge drinking can harm a developing brain; numerous imaging studies have shown that certain areas of a developing brain will loose gray matter which contains the brain’s cells and synapses, due to a toxin like alcohol.
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In the U.S., 15.1 million adults in 2015 were considered alcohol abusers, about a million more than in 1996.
Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD
Michael Bogenschutz, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist at NYU Langone and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical S…Read More…
The question is how do some people make profound changes in their addictive behaviors…
– Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD
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Alcoholism Caregiver Tips
One good source to learn about how alcoholism affects the addict, the family, and everyone else involved includes Al-Anon. Its members, who are all affected by an alcoholic in the lives, share their experiences and in turn support one another.