Denial in alcoholism is a real disease
Anybody suffering from substance abuse or struggling with alcoholism would deny it. They underestimate their ability to control the craving or to quit, the amount of alcohol they drink, and the impact it has had on their life. Denial is a common trait or symptom of alcoholism that has to be counseled.

There’s a stigma surrounding alcoholism
What comes to your mind when you think about alcoholism? A drunk man living in rags on the streets, drinking hard liquor on the job, and appearing at the bar every night? The movies’ depiction of alcoholism is only a quarter of the truth, and this is why millions of people have trouble recognizing the problem or seeking help.

Alcoholism claims thousands of lives annually
Alcoholism is the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 90,000 people every year.