A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Group Fights Alcohol Abuse on Campus

Combatting the risks in teenage drinking is a problem on most college campuses.

Now, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is working to help solve it, with help from the experts.

According to statistics, 31% of college students across the country met the criteria for alcohol abuse.

That number is just from the last year, and it’s on the rise.

“We were looking at both the numbers across the state and nationally, and clearly we’re seeing increases in problem drinking among the 18-25 year old cohort,” said Dr. Michael Fendrich, director of the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research and a professor of social work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UWM.

It’s not a new problem, but there are new solutions. That’s why this workshop is so important to UWM.

“It has always been going on. We know nationally there are effective prevention strategies that have been used on different campuses and in different communities, and i think we can learn from other places.”

Three nationally known experts help educate the crowd, and hope to pass-on the information to help students across campus.

The best news? It’s feasible, even in these tough times.

“There is funding, and programs have been funded even in todays challenging funding environment,” said Dr. Fendrich.

One of the major sponsors of the day-long workshop is Millercoors. The company says they want to team up with UWM and help teach young people how to drink responsibly.

source: Newsradio 620

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis is a condition wherein a person has mental disorder as well as an alcohol problem. This is a condition that occurs very often, particularly with depression, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, Schizophrenia. Many times, the onset of Dual Diagnosis begins with the mental problems and to cope up with it, people use drugs or….

Continue reading

Teenagers uncover reasons behind underage drinking

underage drinking problem

Three quarters of students admit to having consumed a significant amount of alcohol by the end of their school career, while six percent of 12 to 20-year-olds admitted to being heavy drinkers, according to a 2005 survey conducted by Monitoring the Future. And another survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,….

Continue reading

Local Treatment or Far Away?

local treatment program

Your options for treatment differ greatly and although this may make it seem like it should be easy to figure out what to do, in some cases it only complicates matters. In fact, having so many options for addiction treatment to choose from—local, far away, private, traditional, open group or closed—can make the entire process….

Continue reading

This Is Your Mom on Drugs: Aging Doesn't Stop Drug Use

It’s the kind of tongue-in-cheek concept that might have percolated out of the subversive imagination of R. Crumb, underground cartoon chronicler of the 1960s. Grandma and Grandpa are passing the time in their rockers—and passing a joint back and forth as they recall their youthful marijuana-smoking days in Haight-Ashbury. In fact, according to three investigators….

Continue reading

Wealthy women more likely to binge drink

Wealthy and professional women are far more likely to binge drink than those on lower incomes, a new survey of Scotland’s health has suggested. Official figures showed 31 per cent of females in homes with the highest earners drink more than the recommended limit of 14 units per week, the equivalent of seven pints of….

Continue reading