school-916678_1280In this section of the website, we aim to educate our website visitors about alcoholism. There exists much misinformation about the subject of alcoholism, and in this section of the website, we aim to put some of this misinformation to bed. We also wish to educate you about the dangers of excessive drinking. This guide is written in easy-to-understand language and it’s very much aimed at those who have very little knowledge about alcoholism.

Below, we list the information we will cover in this guide:

Foundation Resource

In this section, we explain the basics of alcoholism. We assist you in understanding the basic facts about alcoholism. We define what is meant by ‘alcohol abuse’ and ‘alcoholism’. We also explain the key difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Below, you can find a link to each of these sections:

Intermediate Resource

In this section, we assume you have understood the basics covered in the foundation section above. We start off in this section by explaining the risk factors associated with alcoholism. We explain what causes alcoholism and we specifically explain the signs and symptoms of alcoholism for both sexes and a number of age categories. We also explain how doctors diagnose alcoholism and we conclude this section by outlining the stages in alcoholism’s development.

Below, you can find a link to each of these sections:

  • What are risk factors for alcoholism?
  • What causes alcoholism? Is alcoholism hereditary?
  • What are alcohol use disorder symptoms and signs in teenagers, women, men, and the elderly?
  • How do physicians diagnose alcohol use disorder?
  • What are the stages of alcohol use disorder?

Advanced Resource

In the final part of this guide, we explain some of the treatments that are suitable for alcoholism. We reveal the medications that are available for this purpose. We then address if an alcoholic can just cut back his or her drinking or whether he or she must stop drinking altogether. We then address whether there is a safe level of drinking. We then cover ways of preventing alcoholism. Finally, we conclude this guide by offering useful sources of information to assist you in preventing alcohol use disorder.

Below, you can find a link to each of these sections:

  • What is the treatment for alcohol use disorder?
  • What medications treat alcohol use disorder?
  • What is the prognosis of alcohol use disorder?
  • Can an alcoholic just cut back or stop drinking?
  • Is there a safe level of drinking?
  • Is it possible to prevent alcohol use disorder?
  • How can someone find more information or get help or support to treat alcohol use disorder?