Public sector professionals have joined forces to call on the government to take tougher action to reduce harmful drinking. A survey of over 1,000 doctors, nurses, teachers, police and public health consultants shows the overwhelming majority wants tougher rules on alcohol. The joint survey was carried out on behalf of Alcohol Concern, the UK Faculty….
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.
The lawless drinking culture prevalent among young New Zealanders could see a re-write of the liquor laws. The Law Commission published a report Thursday that recommends ways to minimize the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The Law Commission is an independent government entity in New Zealand that reviews laws and recommends reforms and new….
The Salvation Army’s Clitheroe Center is gearing up to accept alcoholics involuntarily committed to a new detoxification program, becoming the only rehabilitation facility currently in town that will hold patients for a month or more to force them to sober up. The scheduled opening this month comes on the heels of a spate of homeless….
Alcohol consumption is probably as old as human civilization, and so is its abuse. The social and physiological ill effects of alcoholism are well known. What is less clear is why certain individuals are more predisposed to it. Alcohol addiction is a multifactorial phenomenon where personality traits, individual and social influences interact with neurobiology, creating….
Daily limits on alcohol consumption are meaningless and potentially harmful, experts have warned. The government says men should drink no more than three to four units per day and women no more than two to three. Liver specialist Dr Nick Sheron, of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, says these limits were devised by civil servants….
A liver charity has called on the Government to make unit labels on alcohol mandatory following a report on alcohol misuse published today. The British Liver Trust voiced its concern over the report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which showed that 40per cent of people were unaware of sensible drinking guidelines and 77per cent….
A Report published into the drinking habits of secondary school children makes for disturbing reading. The NHS Information Centre asked 7,798 pupils, mostly aged from 11 to 15, how much they drank and where they got their alcohol. More than half, 52 per cent, said they had drunk an entire alcoholic drink. Most had got….
How can a 16-year-old be an alcoholic? Maybe it’s just a phase. She’s probably had too much to drink at last night’s party and feels miserable. That’s all. Alcoholic is certainly not a word. With thoughts like these flitting through my mind, I catch up with Shriya (name changed); young, confident and pretty, she seems….
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that more young people today are dying from alcohol-related accidents. Among 18 to 24 year olds, the number of deaths has risen by over 20 percent in the last ten years. “I woke up in the driver’s side seat, blood all over me, glass everywhere. The….
When does a glass or two at the end of the day spill over into high-functioning alcoholism? After work every day you either go to the pub or return home to crack open a bottle of wine. Twice a week you might drink so much alcohol that you suffer memory loss. You spend much of….