A Debilitating Mental Illness

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Who's the alcoholic? It could be any of them.
Alcoholism Facts:

  • Over 17 million adults have some kind of issue with addiction problem with alcohol
  • About 855,000 adolescents are alcoholics

Tips for Supporting Someone who Struggles with Alcohol Addiction:

  • Do not drink or discuss alcohol around them
  • Do not cover up their behavior for them (calling them in sick because they are hungover, lying to family about their problem, etc.)
  • Do not use labels or make them feel bad about themselves or their problem, as this type of emotion is often what led to excessive drinking in the first place