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Mark S. Gold, MD

Articles by Mark S. Gold, MD:

  • My Child Has a Problem with Alcohol
    17 May 2016

    Children see drinking all around them — at home, in restaurants, at family celebrations and on television — and they are naturally curious about alcohol and the way it affects […]

  • Children of Alcoholics
    17 May 2016

    More than 28 million Americans have seen at least one parent suffer alcohol’s serious adverse effects, leading to serious family problems. More than 78 million Americans, or 43 percent of […]

  • Dealing with Denial in Alcoholism
    17 May 2016

    Denial is a characteristic distortion in thinking experienced by people with alcoholism. For decades, people who treat alcoholics, and recovering alcoholics themselves, have puzzled over why alcoholics continue to drink […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Alcoholism
    17 May 2016

    Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about alcoholism, and their answers. How can I have a drinking problem if I can hold my liquor? Anyone who drinks […]

  • My Parent Has a Problem with Alcohol
    17 May 2016

    If you are the child of an alcoholic, you are suffering from this disease as well. More than likely you have lived with the pain of a broken family that […]

  • Stages of Change
    17 May 2016

    Almost 20 years ago, two well-known alcoholism researchers, Carlo C. DiClemente and J. O. Prochaska, introduced a five-stage model of change to help professionals understand their clients with addiction problems […]

  • Treatment of Alcoholism
    17 May 2016

    To understand treatment and make the right treatment choices, it helps to have an overview. Treatment is often seen as having four general phases: Getting started (assessment and evaluation of […]

  • Finding the Right Alcohol Treatment
    17 May 2016

    It is possible to make changes before you become dependent on alcohol. Many people change their relationship with alcohol before it is too late. A variety of health and treatment […]