If you drink alcoholic beverages, even occasionally, then you need to know the facts about alcoholism. The American Medical Association, World Health Organization, and all responsible medical authorities have considered alcoholism a disease for nearly 50 years!
Although it isn’t possible to predict who will become an alcoholic, understanding the illness provides a better chance of self-diagnosis. The earlier this information is understood the better. As the illness progresses, self-diagnosis becomes more difficult, and misinformation and stigma contribute to denial, the hallmark of the disease.
Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by continual or periodic: impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial (American Society on Addiction Medicine.) The fact that alcoholism is partly hereditary has been known for decades. This makes alcoholics, while not to blame for their disease, responsible for its consequences and treating it when symptoms become evident.
This tip sheet is for anyone, particularly employees, who need accurate information about alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and a screening tool to help them answer the question: "Do I possibly have a drinking problem?" We make this tip sheet a standard part of our DOT drug and alcohol training program and also our employee drug and alcohol awareness program.
This tip sheet is ideal for live presentations, drug and alcohol awareness, addiction treatment programs, and high school alcohol education classes.
Tip Sheet Discounts: All tip sheets are $17 each. You may mix and match to form your own unique selection of topics. For every 15 tip sheets you purchase, you receive a discount of $58.