According to data collected by Project Know, an American addictions resource group, approximately 13.8 million Americans have a drinking problem. And considering the enhanced risk of heart disease and other health issues that are caused by excessive drinking, alcoholism has become a significant public health issue worth tackling.
Rehabilitation centers have already been established across the country and clinics are doing their best to rehabilitate alcoholics and prevent the problem from getting any worse.
There are several tried and safe approaches to use when starting to approach an alcoholic to begin their path to recovery. But just like any other public health issue, intervention by family, friends, and medical practitioners is the most important step to take.[Read more…]