By Bethany Heinesh
Original Source: soberlink.com
Trust is One of the Greatest Losses Experienced by People with AUD
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), “problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of ‘alcohol use disorder’ or AUD. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.” The NIAAA reports that approximately 16 million American adults have Alcohol Use Disorder.
This medical (and somewhat overly scientific) explanation of AUD is helpful for those looking for a clinical, rational explanation for the behavior that often results from excessive drinking. However; it doesn’t begin to scratch the surface when it comes to describing what happens to people who develop AUD.
Those who suffer from AUD can experience legal difficulties, family problems, negative consequences at work, and life-threatening health issues because of alcohol. Furthermore, many people experience financial problems as the condition progresses. It is not uncommon for those who suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder to lose their job, assets, and precious possessions once an alcohol addiction takes over.
Nevertheless, there is one thing more than anything else that is lost for those who have struggled with AUD and it is perhaps the most valuable thing of all – trust…click here to continue reading