The rate of Army soldiers enrolled in treatment programs for alcohol dependency or abuse has nearly doubled since 2003 — a sign of the growing stress of repeated deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Army statistics and interviews. Soldiers diagnosed by Army substance abuse counselors with alcoholism or alcohol abuse, such as binge drinking,….
American Society of Addiction Medicine – Dedicated to educating physicians on addiction and treatment.
International Nurses Society on Addictions – Advance excellence in addiction treatment, intervention and prevention.
Society of Addiction Psychology – Promotes advances in research, professional training and clinical practice within the range of addiction behaviors.
Florida Society of Addiction Medicine – Florida based addiction medicine and information.
Massachusetts Chapter American Society of Addiction Medicine – Information and support for addiction treatment professionals.
How Does Alcohol Affect the World of a Child – From NIAAA Brochure, an overview of alcoholism and the effects of alcohol abuse on society.
Drug Abuse & Addiction are Major Burdens to Society – Economic costs and effects of drug abuse.
Stairways to Recovery – University of Pennsylvania Health System economic impact of drug addiction on society.
Saint Matthew’s Churches – Drug & Alcohol effects on society and what we can do to help.
Challenges and Issues in Addiction – Learn Genetics provides a historical view of the disease of addiction and its effect on society.
Science Education on Drug Abuse & Addiction – Textbook case study on drug abuse and the views of society on those who choose to use drugs.
A Sociohistorical View of Addiction and Alcoholism – An overview of the views that have formed the ground of the current version of the “truth” about drugs.
The only detail Doug remembers clearly of his drunken drive home from a friend’s house last year is being arrested at the end of it. It wasn’t the first time Doug had gotten caught behind the wheel after a night of drinking. But thanks to a treatment-based program at Akron Municipal Court, it was his….
SANTA ANA Orange County spends some $40 million a year on running programs that prevent, treat and rehabilitate drug and alcohol abusers. And this year for the first time, the Health Care Agency published a public report that illustrates who is getting treatment, where they live and their poison of choice. The numbers even reflect….
With high school graduation season in full swing, many parents are worried that alcohol may play a harmful role in their teens’ celebrations. An organization that studies teen drinking says parents should assume their teens will drink, and should use science to try to dissuade them. The Science Inside Alcohol Project advises parents to explain….
Government spending related to smoking and the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs reached $468 billion in 2005, accounting for more than one-tenth of combined federal, state and local expenditures for all purposes, according to a new study. Most abuse-related spending went toward direct health care costs for lung disease, cirrhosis and overdoses, for example,….
In an effort to recast substance abuse as more of a public health problem than a crime, the nation’s newly appointed drug czar has called for an end to talk of a “war on drugs.” “Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’….
Indian American women who are struggling with alcohol dependence, depression or substance abuse face unique challenges, according to a team of recovery professionals who are targeting the community. “Living here in the U.S. is a very major stress,” Arun Jethanandani, M.D., told India-West by phone from the Brookhaven Retreat in eastern Tennessee. “Many women have….
Successfully persuading chronic alcoholics of the virtues of gardening and a good diet may appear like an impossible task, but doctors are to start promoting The Good Life model in a bid to cure Scotland’s drink problem. Teaching problem drinkers how to grow and cook healthy food is to be a key part of a….
Alcohol-related admissions to hospitals in England have soared by more than 50 per cent over the last five years, latest figures revealed last night. Startling data from the Department of Health showed there were 863,257 drink-related admissions in 2007-08, up sharply from 569,418 in 2003-04 – the year Labour’s reforms ushered in round-the-clock drinking. That….
A medico-legal professional in the Journal of Medical Ethics states that advice given by many doctors on drinking during pregnancy is condescending and morally uncertain, including the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer for England and the British Medical Association (BMA). Unlike heavy drinking, when consumption is reasonable and moderate, studies still do not conclude….