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Alcoholism

This self-assessment tool is designed to assist you in understanding your use of alcohol. If you would like to speak to a counselor about your level of alcohol consumption, contact Duke Personal Assistance Service at 919-416-1PAS.
  • What is Problem Drinking? Problem drinking is using alcohol in ways that are harmful to the drinker or to others. People who are problem drinkers may have the disease of alcoholism or may drink in ways that lead to health or safety problems for themselves or others. The Alcohol Cost Calculator developed by Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems focuses on the most severe type of problem drinking — alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. Read more...
  • Helping Someone with a Drinking Problem: You may know someone with a drinking problem and want to help, but are uncertain about how to do so. You may also be unsure about your role in providing assistance. Remember, you are not expected to "save" this person or to become a counselor for this person. However, by educating yourself about alcohol issues and by gathering support for yourself, you can better help the problem drinker. Read more...    
  • Stages in the Alcoholic Family: A family with an alcoholic member will go through stages in dealing with chaos and disruption primarily caused by the alcoholic. These stages are described below in order of usual appearance but families can move back and forth between them. Read more...
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics: Alcoholism affects the entire family. It is a progressive disease often characterized by broken promises, lies, secrets, silence and hidden feelings. According to the Children of Alcoholics Foundation, 1 out of every 8 Americans is raised in an alcoholic household. A child raised in an alcoholic family system learns to relate to the world and the people in it in ways that are not necessarily healthy or adaptive. Read more...
  • Alcohol Related Links: Find helpful links on topics including blood alcohol concentration, drunk driving, achieving abstinence, and recovery programs. Read more...

If you wonder about your own drinking habits or are affected by someone else's, consider contacting PAS at 919-416-1727 to schedule a confidential appointment to speak with a counselor for support and guidance.