Alcoholism is a huge problem in this country, and Washington State is in serious trouble. The problem with alcohol is that it’s socially accepted and it’s legal to buy if you’re 21+, so it’s very easy to access. It’s so easy, alcohol is the most abused substance in the United States.
Most people can have alcohol and never become addicted to it. Who knows why? But for others, little by little having a social drink becomes a need and they become dependent on it. In those cases, professional help is necessary.
You may have heard the name Schick Shadel on the radio and TV. They treat alcoholism with a very particular type of treatment and their success rate is huge. Moreover, a recent study using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging has proven that what they are doing works! We were recently joined by Dr. Richard Repass, Department of Medical Research, Schick Shadel Hospital, and one of the authors of this study; Jamie Wright, therapist and counselor at Schick Shadel Hospital; and Shirley, who just celebrated 10 years of sobriety following treatment at Schick Shadel.