Am I drinking too much?

Am I an Alcoholic?

Why can’t I stop drinking?

Each of these are common online searches that may have brought you to this very page. Identifying alcoholism can be daunting with many stigmas and judgments. We are glad you are here and that your courage brought you to a search for hope and a solution to alcoholism.

What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a chronic, relapsing mental illness characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.

Put simply, alcoholism is a disease of the Mind and Body.


Alcoholism is a mental health disorder. If you have made multiple attempts to quit drinking but cannot stop despite the desire to or the severity of consequences, you may be suffering from this mental illness.

The question is not about consequences or circumstances. The question is can you quit entirely when you honestly want to?


The body of an alcoholic reacts very different when compared to normal drinkers. There is an inability to stop once they start. As a result, there is a loss of control over the amount they drink.

The question is not how often or how much you drink. The question is can you stop once you start?

While the symptoms of alcoholism can feel hopeless, they are not. Find a recovery solution through The Magdalen House. We offer both in person and virtual options for any alcoholic woman.

You are not a bad person, alcoholism is not a choice. It is a disease that 1 in 11 women in the United States live with. You are not alone, and our community is proud to welcome you and provide a solution.

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Whether you’re an alcoholic woman who can’t stop drinking, an alcoholic woman already in recovery, or a loved one of an alcoholic, we’re here to help.

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