Many people think alcoholism is a choice, not a disease. But is it really? Find out why the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association determined that alcoholism is a disease and what the criteria is for such a diagnosis.How can you tell if you or someone you know is an alcoholic? This video outlines several common signs of alcoholism and explains what symptoms someone who is alcohol dependent will display.If you think you have a drinking problem, you should see a healthcare professional for an evaluation and for treatment. This video explains the basic signs and symptoms a physician will look for before diagnosing someone as alcohol dependent.Not everyone who has a drinking problem is an alcoholic. There are three different levels of alcohol problems. This About.com video explains what they are and why each is problematic for the drinker.There are people who drink who never have a problem with alcohol, because their consumption level is at a safe level. At what level does drinking become &#34;at risk&#34;? Dr. Ingrid Mathieu explains in this video.Some of the things that you have always heard about alcohol and sobering up just may not be true. This About.com Alcoholism video sorts out the facts from the fiction about drinking on an empty stomach, trying to sober up quickly, and who is and who is not an alcoholic.Alcohol abuse affects men and women differently in a lot of ways. This About.com Alcoholism video reveals why men are much more likely to develop alcohol problems, compared to female drinkers, as their alcohol consumption increases.Alcohol can cause problems for women much quicker than it can for male drinkers. This video explains why women react differently to alcohol than men and what the health effects of alcohol abuse are for female drinkers.There are many different treatment programs for alcohol problems and what works for one person may not necessarily help another. Sometimes more than one approach is needed. Find out what options are available for those who need help to stop drinking.Since 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people learn how to live a sober life. This video explains how A.A. got started, how it works and the basics of the program that members work to maintain their sobriety.For someone seeking help for a drinking problem for the first time, the thought of going into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting can be intimidating. Watch this video to find out how to find an A.A. meeting and some of the things that you can except when you get there.If maintaining sobriety was easy, there would not be so many different programs and treatment approaches trying to help. This video offers some basic tips for trying to stay sober, especially valuable to those who are in the early stages of their recovery.There is a good reason that alcoholism is sometimes called a &#34;family disease,&#34; because it can affect everyone close to the alcoholic - family, friends, co-workers and employers. This video explains why the best thing that love ones can do is put the focus on taking care of themselves instead of the alcoholic.You may already know how a hangover feels, but do you know why drinking too much alcohol can make you feel so bad? This video outlines the symptoms a hangover can produce and what you can do about them.