Few moments are as impactful or frightening as the realization that you or someone you love has a drinking problem. Yet alcohol addiction is the second most common form of substance abuse, only behind tobacco use.
While there are plenty of paths to recovery, Stanford found that Alcoholics Anonymous remains the most effective way to get -- and stay -- sober.
Alcohol dependence is a complex and widespread phenomenon, affecting 10% of Americans over 12 years old and resulting in 140,000 deaths annually. Drinking problems affect people of every demographic in every country of the world, even those where alcohol is illegal.