Sorry to break the news but you may have a problem with alcohol. Even if you’re pretty sure you’re not an alcoholic you’d better think again about your drinking if you answer Yes to just one of the following questions. Do you ever worry that you tend to drink too much? Have any of your friends….
Alcoholics Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women who support one another in recovery from alcohol addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous support groups are free to joint and can be found around the world.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – A directory of alcohol addiction treatment centers provided by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) – Information on the causes, symptoms, consequences and treatment of alcohol addiction.
Mayo Clinic on Alcoholism – Detailed definition, causes, symptoms and treatment options for alcoholism provided by Mayo Clinic.
Overview of Alcohol Consumption – A look at the dangers and outcomes that arise from the consumption of alcohol.
CDC on Alcohol – Frequently asked questions and details on the effects that alcohol has on public health from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Alcohol Screening – How much is too much? A free screening tool to help you determine if your drinking is a problem.
The Problems with Problem Drinking – Information for Military members on alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction.
Stop Underage Drinking – Information, statistics and news pertaining to underage drinking and the need to protect youth from the dangers of alcohol addiction.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Prevention and intervention services pertaining to alcohol addiction.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics – Help for those who grow up in an alcoholic household in which one or more parents suffer from alcoholism.
Adult Children of Alcoholics – Help for adults who grew up with one or more parents addicted to alcohol.
Do Something – 11 Facts on alcohol abuse from DoSomething.org.
Facts about Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Florida Institute of Technology details and facts about alcohol abuse.
Alcoholism Symptoms – Mayo Clinic guide to the symptoms of alcoholism and dangers of alcohol abuse.
Treatment that combines sertraline and naltrexone appears to be superior to treatment with either drug alone, as well as to placebo, for individuals with depression and alcohol dependence. Patients receiving the combination treatment were more likely to achieve abstinence and had delayed relapse to heavy drinking, according to a report posted in the March 15….
The celebration is not yet over for St. Patrick’s Day. With more festivities to come over the upcoming weekend, concerns about binge drinking inevitably pop up. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, a program ran by the U.S. Department of Justice, approximately 90 percent of the alcohol consumed by people under….
A new study discovers a treatment regimen combining cognitive-behavioral therapy and medications for depression and alcohol addiction improves clinical outcomes. Specifically, combining the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) with the alcohol dependence treatment naltrexone produced a 54 percent abstinence rate in patients with both major depression and alcohol dependence, whereas the rates were only 21 to 28….
Around six in 10 American adults drink alcohol and the same number are either overweight or obese, according federal health statistics. The National Center for Health Statistics released a report Monday on health behaviors of American adults. Data was collected between 2005 and 2007. Among the other key findings: While 61.2 percent of adults are….
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THE Queensland Government’s proposal to see the alcohol limit cut to 0.02 across Australia has been labelled as “nonsense” by alcohol and accident experts. Motoring groups, police, accident research centres and hotelliers all rejected moves to slash the drink-driving limit outlined in a Queensland Government discussion paper released yesterday, arguing it would make little difference….
I was all ready to write about Step Three this week because it is one of my favorites and I felt so inspired after my Monday meeting having heard so many thought-provoking shares. But something more timely came to my attention and I really wanted to share it with all of you. Do any of….
Almost a thousand Scots babies are suffering from potentially fatal brain and organ damage because mothers are drinking too much in the early stages of pregnancy, research has revealed. Many more babies in Scotland may also face a lifetime suffering from malformations or learning difficulties. Researchers say the effects of excessive drinking on unborn babies….
Alcohol has been around for centuries, it has been used for many purposes, but mainly for enjoyment. It has been said, that beer even preceded bread as a staple. Alcohol can be enjoyed, there are wines that are exquisite and highly priced, and spirits painstakingly made for pleasure. But alcohol, has also ruined many people’s….