young woman passed out on couch making spouse wonder how to live with an alcoholic

How to Live With an Alcoholic

While alcoholism can be difficult for the individual, families are equally affected by the addicted family member’s behaviors. Learning how to live with an alcoholic can be emotionally and physically draining. The alcoholic may try to hide the extent of their alcohol abuse, and they can cause psychological damage to the loved ones around them.…

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What Is An Alcoholic?

Therapists refer to someone struggling with alcohol dependence as suffering from an alcohol use disorder. So then, what is an alcoholic? In the vernacular, people refer to those who drink to excess repeatedly as alcoholics. Are they the same thing? Alcoholism as a Disease The “man on the street” definition of what is an alcoholic…