Education & Resources

Separating Fact from Fiction and How You Can Help

What is Alcoholism?

We believe that education about alcoholism, recovery, and The Magdalen House services is crucial to helping more alcoholics and their families recover.

The more commonly used medical term for alcoholism is “alcohol use disorder,” which is defined in the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as “a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.”


Fact or Fiction?

  • One out of every 9 adults in the United States is estimated to be an alcoholic. FACT
  • There are more than 667,000 alcoholic individuals located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, alone. FACT
  • Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. FACT
  • Texas consistently ranks the lowest in healthcare access, specifically mental healthcare and women’s healthcare. FACT

Blogs & Podcasts

With new content released every month from our recovery team, there is something new for everyone to learn about the disease of alcoholism.

Community Resources

With over 130 vetted partners, we are able to offer many services and tools to our community to sustain long-term recovery.