Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a brain disorder characterized by a person’s compulsive drinking, loss of control of their alcohol consumption, and the individual losing emotional stability when not using alcohol. Alcohol Use disorder has different ranges going from mild to moderate to severe, based on the number of symptoms the person has. Alcohol Use Disorder can happen to anyone, regardless of their religion, race, gender or their mental health. There are a few risk factors and causes that might make an individual more likely to suffer from AUD. Some of the reasons that make a person more vulnerable to AUD are having a family history of alcohol abuse or suffering from mental health problems like depression. A person who has AUD might keep their drinking a secret or even make up excuses to explain their drinking. Some of the symptoms of AUD are drinking more or for a long period, continuously wanting or attempting but failing to cut down or stop drinking, failing to fulfill responsibilities at work, school or at home because of drinking. It is important if you have these symptoms to reach out for help before the disorder gets even worse. Recommended treatments are to attend AA meetings. NY AA meetings are held all over the state to help those struggling. AA meetings Saratoga Springs NY provide the platform for those who want to heal. They offer the support you need to help you crossover to a life of sobriety.