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  • 12-Step Programs for Addiction Not For Everyone

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its sister program, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), have been considered the standard treatment for recovering addicts since their inception. More >> 12 step programs not for everyone.pdf  
  • 3 Ways to Address Teenage Motivation to Drink that Don’t Involve Scare Tactics

    When someone – including a teenager – gets treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, it is standard practice to identify some of the reasons why they started using and the benefits they feel they get from these substances. More >> 3 ways to address teenage motivation to drink without using scare tactics.pdf  
  • 30 Great Reasons to Quit Drinking Alcohol

    You will immediately start having more money. More >> 30 Great Reasons to Quit Drinking Alcohol.pdf  
  • 7 Stages of Alcohol Addiction

    Alcohol addiction is a process that begins before the first drink and often ends in death. The seven stages of alcohol addiction development can be subverted at any time with alcohol rehab and addiction treatment. Don’t let your alcohol addiction get to a More >> 7 Stages of Alcohol Addiction.pdf  
  • A Brief Overview of Alcoholism

    For many people, drinking alcohol is nothing more than a pleasant way to relax. However, people with alcohol use disorders drink to excess, endangering both themselves and others. More >> a brief overview of alcoholism.pdf  
  • A Welcomed Trend: Sober Campus Living

    There are a growing number of services aimed at helping college students who are in recovery or struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. More >> a welcome trend sober campus living.pdf  
  • Alcohol

    Alcohol is a drug (a chemical that has an effect on the body and is not a food) More >> alcohol what drink does.pdf  
  • Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

    What differentiates alcohol abuse from alcoholism? While both alcohol abuse and alcoholism involve engaging in maladaptive behaviors in the use of alcohol, abuse of this substance does not include the person having withdrawal symptoms or needing more and More >> Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.pdf  
  • Alcohol Abuse in Older Adults

    Many people think alcohol and drug abuse happen only to teens and younger adults. But all ages can have problems with drugs and alcohol, including older adults. More >> Alcohol Abuse in Older Adults.pdf  
  • Alcohol and Drinking

    Alcohol is derived from the fermentation of sugar by yeast. It is a drug. The main psychoactive ingredient in alcoholic drinks is ethanol, or ethyl alcohol. More >> Alcohol and drinking.pdf  
  • Alcohol and Metal Illness

    There is a relationship as between alcohol and mental illness. Sometimes mental illness leads to alcohol abuse, excessive alcohol drinking can contribute to mental health disorders. To better understand mental illness we need to have an idea about what co More >> Alcohol and mental illness.pdf  
  • Alcohol and Teenagers

    Alcohol is drug that works directly on the central nervous system. Alcohol kills more male teenagers and young men than any other drug taken to affect mood and behavior (heroin, cocaine, marijuana). Despite this alcohol is a legal (for adults) and sociall More >> Alcohol and Teenagers.pdf  
  • Alcohol Consumption and Genetics

    Scientists have found that the genes which influence the amount of alcohol people drink may be distinct from those that affect the risk of alcoholism. More >> alcohol consumption and genetics.pdf  
  • Alcohol Consumption: UK Statistics

    Alcohol use is prevalent in the UK and it is estimated that 90% of adults consume alcohol. The recommended maximum intake a week is 21 units for men and 14 units for women. In 2006 knowledge of daily benchmarks and measuring alcohol in units had increa More >> UK Statistics.pdf  
  • Alcohol poisoning

    Every time you drink alcohol, your liver has to filter out the poisonous alcohol from your blood. Alcohol is absorbed quickly into your body (much quicker than food), but the body can only process around one unit of alcohol in one hour. More >> Alcohol poisoning.pdf  
  • All about binge drinking

    Having a good night out doesn’t always need to involve getting completely pissed. Binge drinking can be seriously bad for your physical and mental health and can have both short and long term effects. More >> All about binge drinking.pdf  
  • Am I a safe drinker?

    What are the recommended safe limits of alcohol drinking? More >> Am I a safe drinker.pdf  
  • Are You a Responsible Drinker?

    While alcohol use is accepted in our society, it is critical for each of us to achieve a responsible approach to social drinking More >> are you a responsible drinker.pdf  
  • Are You an Enabler?

    Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict or alcoholic, a gambler, or a compulsive overeater. Enablers, rather than addicts, suffer the effects of the addict’s behavior. More >> are you an enabler.pdf  
  • Benefits of Quitting Alcohol

    With the shift in generations the likings and tastes of people, especially the youth is continuously changing. More >> Benefits of Quitting Alcohol.pdf  
  • Children of Alcoholics

    More than 28 million Americans have seen at least one parent suffer alcohol’s serious adverse effects, leading to serious family problems. More >> children of alcoholics.pdf  
  • Dating Without Alcohol

    If you’re single and dating, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in restaurants or bars where alcohol is available. More >> dating without alcohol.pdf  
  • Dealing with Denial in Alcoholism

    Denial is a characteristic distortion in thinking experienced by people with alcoholism. More >> dealing with denial in alcoholism.pdf  
  • Debra’s Story - Removing the Mask of Alcohol Addiction

    Debra doesn’t remember much about her life before her parents split up. Except that she was four years-old when they divorced, and afterward, she moved with her mother from their middle-class Chicago home to an apartment on the city’s tough west side. More >> debra's story.pdf  
  • Depression and Alcoholism: Five Tips for Recovery

    Alcoholics go through a period of grieving when they give up drinking. For those dually-diagnosed with alcoholism and depression, the grief over not being able to drink is intensified. More >> depression and alcoholism 5 tips for recovery.pdf  
  • Drunk and Dumb

    Sometimes alcohol makes sensible people turn stupid More >> drunk and dumb.pdf  
  • Drunk Driving: The Dangers

    Although alcohol-related traffic fatalities have been on the decline in recent years, the certainty of highway deaths due to alcohol impaired drivers is so predictable each holiday period that many state highway patrol departments issue highway fatality " More >> Drunk Driving_The Dangers.pdf  
  • Family Involvement is Important in Substance Abuse Treatment

    For family and friends of drug- or alcohol-addicted individuals, addressing the addiction is one of the most difficult aspects of helping the addicted person seek treatment. More >> family involvement is important in substance abuse treatment.pdf  
  • Finding the Right Alcohol Treatment

    It is possible to make changes before you become dependent on alcohol. Many people change their relationship with alcohol before it is too late. More >> finding the right alcohol treatment.pdf  
  • Five myths about alcoholism and alcohol abuse

    Myth #1: I can stop drinking anytime I want to. Maybe you can; more likely, you can’t. Either way, it’s just an excuse to keep drinking. The truth is, you don’t want to stop. Telling yourself you can quit makes you feel in control, despite all evidence t More >> Five myths about alcoholism and alcohol abuse.pdf