A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Who Answers?

Parents Want Kids' Docs To Check For Alcohol

Parents are willing to have their children’s doctors screen the adults for alcohol problems and make a recommendation about what to do, a study found.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recognized the child health care visit as a good place to deal with family issues, but there was little information about how parents would react to questions about their own behavior.

The study should help pediatricians feel more comfortable discussing the issue of alcohol, lead author and pediatrician Dr. Celeste Wilson said in a news release. She works at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School.

The work looked at more than 1,000 people. Parents and caregivers were given anonymous surveys about alcohol problems. The questionnaires also assessed their preferences for who should perform the alcohol screening, their acceptance of screening through the pediatrician’s office and preferred interventions if the screening indicated problems.

Seventy-three percent without alcohol problems said they would be comfortable being screened by a pediatrician, or through a computer or paper survey.

Seventy-seven percent who had alcohol problems according to the survey were also comfortable with screening. But only 54 percent said they would like a computer test, and 48 percent were comfortable with pen-and-paper.

All said they would be more honest with a pediatrician or a written survey than with a nurse.

“To the extent that a parent’s ability to parent is influenced by his or her use of substances, I would strongly argue that parental alcohol use is a pediatric issue. If a parent is an alcoholic or has problem alcohol use, then they are not the parent they would like to be to their child,” Wilson said.

The study appears in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics.

source:  WFTV Orlando

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Risk factors for problem drinking

When friends haven’t seen each other in awhile, one of them might happily suggest, “let’s meet up for drinks!” The tradition of socializing, celebrating, or brooding with a stiff drink in hand has a long and storied history: alcohol has been present everywhere from festivals of Dionysius in ancient Rome to Humphrey Bogart remembering Paris….

Continue reading

Drunks who attack hospital staff face pubs and clubs ban

A New scheme to ban people from city centre pubs and clubs if they assault hospital staff after a night out has been welcomed by Health Minister Edwina Hart. But Alcohol Concern in Wales said while the idea is “useful”, it believes some of the root causes of drink-fuelled violence, such as irresponsible supermarket and….

Continue reading

Types of California Treatment Centers

The number of drug-induced deaths in California totaled out at 4,178 in 2006, according to a report by the California Drug Control Update. Within the same year, 4,306 people died in car accidents and 3,268 people died from firearm-related incidents. With drug-induced deaths coming in at a close second, this number amounts to 11.4 out….

Continue reading

Tips for staying sober on New Years

New Year’s Eve celebrations can be synonymous with alcohol-fueled excess, or at least a champagne toast. But for those struggling with alcoholism, it’s a high-risk situation. Bradford Health Services Addiction Treatment administrator Timothy Robinson and community representative Amanda Lewis suggest techniques for staying sober and socially comfortable at a party where alcohol is served. HOW….

Continue reading

Drinking and driving is a growing problem

With the holiday season upon is, law enforcement officers are taking measures to make sure the roads are safe. The reason, they say, is that South Carolina leads the nation when it comes to drinking and driving. And that, they say, is no laughing matter. The Palmetto State is second in the country when it….

Continue reading

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on TreatmentCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 800-580-9104Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?