Education & Resources

Separating Fact from Fiction and How You Can Help

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

What is Alcoholism?

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 11 women in the United States is estimated to be an alcoholic. FACT
  • There are more than 281,000 alcoholic women located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, alone. FACT
  • Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. FACT
  • Only 6.9% of alcoholic women will get formal help. FACT