Alcohol has been in use by people for thousands of years and evidence of its use is found in almost all civilizations. In the United States, alcohol has served a pivotal social role since the very beginnings of the country. It’s very common for people to have a drink after work or as a way to relieve stress and tension. Yet, many don’t realize that drinking alcohol is more than just a simple social activity, it can turn into a serious addiction. For some, a dependence on alcohol can develop and create have a harmful effect on their daily functioning.
Alcohol Abuse Statistics
According to a recent report published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 1 out ever 13 adult Americans is seriously affected by alcohol abuse. Furthermore, there are an estimated 14 million Americans who are suffering from addiction in some form. Additionally, research…
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