Alcoholism is a subject that’s mostly avoided the drinks biz – but it’s one of the 800 pound gorillas in the room. We all know people who drink recklessly and might quietly acknowledge that for some the dangers of drinking can be very real.
And now a division of the National Institute of Health has a new website where you can decide in private if you might have a drinking problem.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recently launched the Alcohol Treatment Navigator a new online site which can help assess whether you might have an alcohol problem. And what kind of treatment mighty be right for you.
Users are invited to take a short survey which determines their level of use or misuse. And although the survey’s kind of obvious, the Zen is in the personal questioning and the fact that you’ve questions at all…right?
“We now know that there’s a full spectrum in alcohol use disorder,” George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism told NPR.
The point is you might have a mild, moderate or severe drinking problem (or maybe no problem at all), but if you do this easy to use website will help you consider all the evidence-based options currently available, (and you even type your zip code to find differing approaches close to you.
Alcoholism is a troubling mess and if you’re still reading this, there’s probably a very real reason why you are…
After all, the first step (if necessary) is always the hardest and maybe this site can help someone you know take that step…
And while you’re thinking about all this, also SARAH HEPOLA’S BLACKOUT and incredible read from a cutting-edge and darkly humorous author who was a music critic at The Dallas Observer and is currently an editor at Salon.