What a recovering alcoholic can teach us about alcoholism

To the onlooker, family members or close friends, functional alcoholics do not look like they have an alcoholic problem. They may be perceived as someone who likes to drink, but not excessively.

By DR. MIKE GROPPER
March 22, 2018 21:42
4 minute read.
BOTTLES OF an alcoholic drink are seen in a bomb shelter in Ashkelon in 2014

BOTTLES OF an alcoholic drink are seen in a bomb shelter in Ashkelon in 2014. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)

 
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Although Israel has a lower rate of drinking and alcoholism than most developed countries, the number of alcoholics continues to climb. According to the Health Ministry, there are 80,000 alcoholics in Israel.

In addition, the drinking culture has grown significantly, with many clubs and bars opening up all over Israel. At least one million Israelis consume harmful amounts of alcohol.

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