A systematic legal analysis using the Alcohol Policy Information System identified 18 states with AELs, 15 with explicitly prohibited AE provisions, and 17 with no clear laws on AE. The study argues that these laws perpetuate the outdated notion that adverse consequences of alcohol use should be viewed as evidence of a lack of willpower and immorality, preventing individuals from receiving treatment for alcohol use disorder.
Alcohol exclusion laws (AELs) in 18 states remain in place, despite evidence showing they prevent treatment for alcohol use disorder.
Alcohol laws in 18 states remain unchanged from 2004, with 15 explicitly prohibiting AE provisions and 17 lacking clear laws, perpetuating the outdated notion of adverse consequences as evidence of willpower and immorality.
Clinical presentation of alcohol use disorder can be mild, moderate or severe, based on the number of symptoms you experience. Signs and symptoms may include: Being unable to limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Wanting to cut down on how much you drink or making unsuccessful attempts to do so.
To address a problem related to excessive alcohol consumption, seek help from a doctor, mental health professional, or support group like Alcoholics Anonymous. Recognize your drinking habits and seek help from loved ones or professionals experienced in alcohol treatment. Denial can lead to denial and hinder recovery. Seek help from a doctor, mental health professional, or a support group to address your drinking habits and problem.