In the words of comedian Mitch Hedberg, "Alcoholism is a disease, but it's the only disease you can get yelled at for having." When it comes to addiction, it is easy to fall into the trap of blame.
"Just stop drinking." "It's just a matter of willpower." But, as many of us know, it's not that simple.
This month, we hear John's story. John began drinking with his friends in junior high and high school, and thought he was no different from everyone else. But, by his early twenties, he had a full blown addiction. Dr. Ken Sagins is also on hand to discuss the medical side of addiction--at what point is it a real problem, and what is it doing to the body?
Listen as John shares his personal tale of rehab and sobriety. And if you suspect you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol of drugs, please call your physician. Your primary care doctor can walk you through the steps that will save your life.