Adelaide cabbie Avel Aretas reveals in this graphic account our city’s binge drinking nightmare: Adelaide is the Festival City, but there is one event we should not be proud of – the Adelaide Binge Drinking Festival. It is held every Friday and Saturday night and doesn’t discriminate, involving everyone from 12-year-olds to 60-year-olds, from the….
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.
When I attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, I speak of my “experience, strength and hope.” As an alcoholic in recovery, I carry that message to others as part of the 12-step program I work in AA. This week, I listened to other voices, both younger and older, carry the message, too, from as near as….
Andrew used to be an alcoholic. He’s come a long way in his life. He’s the one person in my life who I can truly say lost it all, and has overcome. Andrew’s tale is both heart breaking and heart warming and I had to share it with all of you. Andrew, at what age….
A Prevailing image of students has tended to be that of the hard-drinking kind. Boozy Betty is no different. She’s out drinking with friends into the wee hours, she can’t remember how she got home and her grades are beginning to suffer as a result. Boozy Betty is a poster girl to remind Heriot-Watt students in Edinburgh….
Rider University freshman and fraternity pledge Gary DeVercelly died in March 2007, after drinking most of a bottle of vodka at a frat party. Last October, Minnesota State University pre-nursing student Amanda Jax, celebrating her 21st birthday at a bar with friends, downed a potent mix of cocktails and shots before being helped to a….
Not everyone drinks in response to stress. A number of factors, including genetics, usual drinking behavior, experiences with alcohol or other drugs, and social support, help determine whether a person will drink during a stressful situation. Does drinking help people relax? Researchers aren’t quite sure. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,….
For those who warmly applaud Gordon Brown’s declared desire to toughen up the law on cannabis, raising it from a Class C to Class B drug, there is always a simple question. How would you react if your son, or perhaps your grandchild – otherwise law-abiding and blameless citizens – were caught with that drug….