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Q: I am worried I may have an “issue” with alcohol. Where do I go?
A: First, know that you are not alone. More than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol and drugs—that’s almost 1 in 10 people. Depending on how open you care to be about your situation—and how severe you feel it is—there are a number of places to turn. If your employer has an employee assistance program, you may be eligible for free services. A great place to start is by taking the Alcohol Abuse Self Test from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)*. The good/bad news is that the issue is so prevalent in our modern world, that there are many, many places to turn. To get you started, here are a few more (note that this list is not exhaustive!)
AA is a program of recovery for alcoholics; Al-Anon is a program of recovery for people who are affected by another person’s drinking. Both use the same 12 steps for recovery. There are in person as well as online meetings.
SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group using a 4-point program. There are in person as well as online meetings.
Thisnakedmind.com is a unique approach to help you rewire your brain to drink less, or nothing…or not at all.
Pinkcloudcoaching.com is about helping women identify their personal power to break the need to misuse alcohol.
If you have read this far, may I also suggest you Google “alcohol recovery” and other topics? There IS an answer that fits you perfectly!
*To locate the NCADD affiliate nearest to you call (800) 622-2255 for 24-hour assistance.
Please remember that your health is your own responsibility. Nothing here is to be construed as medical advice. This information is not meant to replace the guidance offered by your health practitioner.