Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Many millions of people suffer some negative consequences as a result of drinking alcohol: Personal perspectives on what works and what doesn't it the effort to quit drinking

It’s estimated that about 12 percent of Americans suffer from alcoholism at some point in their lives. In a recent Wall Street Journal article writer Paul Carr described his very personal struggle with alcohol and the steps he took to overcome his addiction. He didn’t join Alcoholics Anonymous, but over the last few decades many have with impressive results: A look at the disease of alcoholism, what makes some people especially vulnerable, and the latest research on what works and what doesn’t in the effort to stay sober.

Guests

Paul Carr

writer and columnist

Samantha ' '

a member of Alcoholics Anonymous

Dr. Markus Heilig

clinical director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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