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Slide Show: 5 Types of Alcoholics

When people think of the word “alcoholic,” they generally come up with the image of a middle-aged man, divorced or facing divorce, probably also a smoker or illicit drug user. However, a study in 2001-2002 found that contrary to many people’s preconceptions, alcoholism takes on more varied forms and often starts young, around or before turning 20. Although alcoholism can develop differently, there are 5 main categories that individuals with alcoholism generally fall into. Learn about the characteristics of each group through this slide show. For more information about alcoholism recovery for anyone struggling with an alcohol addiction, contact an admissions counselor at Pyramid Healthcare: 1-888-694-9996.

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