Fact Sheets

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

Approximately 95,000 people each year, or 261 each day, die from excessive alcohol use in America, according to CDC reports.

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), commonly referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction, is a chronic disease that can be effectively treated with evidence-based modalities with behavioral therapies and ongoing support. Although alcohol is legal for adults, there are risks depending upon age, gender, genetics, mental health conditions, and one's drinking patterns. Explore our resources for a better understanding of how alcohol affects our bodies physically, cognitively, and mentally.

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Physical Impact of Alcohol: Women Vs. Men

Alcohol effects everyone differently. And the telescoping effect is real for women's physiques.

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News & Resources

Binge Drinking Increases During the Pandemic

More Americans are binge drinking during the pandemic. Heavy drinking rose 41 percent among women.

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Physical Effects of Binge Drinking

This is what happens to your body when you binge drink.

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Facts on Alcohol Addiction

Learn the signs and symptoms, short and long term effects, and stages of the disease.

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Alcohol Outpaces Opioid Epidemic

Alcohol is killing more people than the opioid epidemic. Why aren't we talking about it?

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Perception vs. Reality:

There’s More Alcohol in That Drink Than You Think, and It’s Killing You

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Media Contact

Karen Pasternack

Senior Director Media Relations
Karen Pasternack is the Senior Director Media Relations for Caron Treatment Centers, having managed public and media relations for Caron for 15 years.
(610) 743-6576
kpasternack@caron.org

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