There are many risks involved with underage drinking. Possibly the scariest is the lack of understanding about alcohol and what it does to the body. Underage drinkers have no concept of the damage drinking too much can have or even what constitutes “a drink”. 14 grams of pure alcohol is a standard drink: which is….
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.
For parents who are looking for signs of teens drinking this back to school season, there is a reason for your concern, as the use of alcohol by underage individuals is, according to the NIAAA, “widespread.” “In 2009, about 10.4 million young people between the ages of 12 and 20 drank more than ‘just a….
Alcohol treatment is necessary for those who are dependent on and abusing alcohol. Those who become dependent on alcohol are called alcoholics, and they need to be treated formally in a detox or rehab facility. Why is alcohol treatment necessary? Alcohol Withdrawal First and foremost, alcohol withdrawal can be extremely dangerous. As stated by the….
1. Alcohol Withdrawal Can Be Deadly. While some experience mild alcohol withdrawal, others go through “a severe form of alcohol withdrawal called delirium tremens” (NLM). Its symptoms can include seizures, hallucinations, and fever, and a person experiencing it should be taken to the hospital immediately. In treatment, these symptoms can be controlled. 2. It Can….
When two mental disorders or illnesses occur at the same time, or in sequence, in the same person, it is known as comorbidity; when these conditions are diagnosed, it is called a dual diagnosis. Mental disorders are defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as “A mental condition marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of….
Are you concerned that a loved one is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol? If so, you must know the signs and symptoms of addiction, as this will allow you to pinpoint the problem and eventually get this person the help he or she needs. Some signs of addiction are easy to see, while others can….
There are many beliefs as to how alcoholism sets in, with a growing number of people accepting that this is a disease. There are multiple stages of alcoholism, all of which can be pinpointed if a person is facing an addiction. While it is not always easy to determine if somebody is addicted to alcohol,….
Drug addiction is a disease plagued by chronic relapse and an array of serious side effects. When a family member or loved one is addicted, and you’ve tried to get them to seek help, an intervention may be the only safe, solid solution to the problem. Denial is often an interfering factor for those who….
Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to dangerous consequences in a person’s life. Drinking alcohol can interfere with rational thinking, causing the person to make irresponsible decisions, such as driving while intoxicated. Driving while intoxicated is one of the top reason people have car accidents. In one moment someone’s life can be changed forever, and can….
Once a person’s body becomes accustomed to large amounts of alcohol on a daily basis, the brain and body cannot function normally without alcohol in the system. This condition can develop in matter of weeks in cases of frequent binge drinking or when consuming large quantities on a daily basis. Under these conditions, cutting back….