Alcohol Use

Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of "alcohol use disorder". In 2015, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) had Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). However severe the problem may seem, most people with an alcohol use disorder can benefit from treatment.

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Effects of Alcohol

This video talks about the effects that alcohol has on our bodies (4:59 minutes)

How Addiction Affects the Brain

Dr. Merrill Norton, Pharm.D., D.Ph., ICCDP-D discusses the nature of addiction and the brain. (54:39 minutes)

The Side Effects of Alcohol

This easy-to-follow video talks about what addiction is, and what it is not. (6:56 minutes)

Lindsay Lohan’s Alcohol Addiction

In an interview by Oprah, Lindsay Lohan talks about her addiction to alcohol. (2:54 minutes)

Today’s Drugs: Addiction 101

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about addiction. (5:53 minutes)

What Alcohol Does to Your Body

This informative animation discusses the effects of alcohol on your body, including addiction. (2:05 minutes)

Today’s Drugs: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher, CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction. (13:43 minutes)

Concerned you or someone you love suffers from alcohol abuse?


Complete the CAGE Substance Abuse Screening Tool below.
Only four questions to quickly determine whether someone may need help.

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Alcohol Abuse Screening Tool

If an individual responds yes to any of the questions, a referral to a behavioral health practitioner should be considered. Print out the results to take to the appointment and help start the conversation. If you live in Indiana and need help finding a behavioral health provider, visit Find Help or call (800) 284-8439.



This self-screening tool is not a substitute for clinical diagnosis or advice.  By using the screening tool, you agree to accept that the website’s owner and contributors are not responsible or liable for the outcome of the tool, the accuracy of the calculations, or any decisions or events which result from using it.  This website does not provide medical advice, but is intended to help people understand and address mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.