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About Alcoholism
Get the latest headlines from the About.com Alcoholism Site.

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
If you or someone you know has an alcohol or drug problem, these quizzes can help you determine if it is time to reach out for help and support.

Safety Plan for Domestic Violence Victims
If you are in an abusive relationship, it is important that you develop a safety plan whether or not you stay in the relationship or decide to leave.

Domestic Violence Danger Assessment Quiz
If you are in an abusive relationship that has turned violent, you may be in more danger than you realize. This assessment tool can help you decide.

Binge Drinking Dangerous on Many Levels
Binge drinking is dangerous on many different levels, especially for young drinkers, with possible effects on health, brain and emotional well-being.

Visible Signs of Methamphetamine Abuse
This is the photographic history of Bridgitte Matzke, whose progression into the depths of methamphetamine abuse is shown in a series of mug shots

Dealing With the Past as a Tool to Maintain Abstinence
If you reached the point that you needed professional help, chances are you came into recovery with a lot of negative baggage from the past.

Managing Anger as a Tool to Maintain Abstinence
Everyone gets angry occasionally, but alcoholics and addicts tend to have problems managing and expressing anger, which can threaten their recovery.

Money Management As a Tool to Help Maintain Abstinence
Returning to work after going through rehab is usually a necessity, but employment and managing money can be problematic for alcoholics and addicts.

Avoid Substituting Addictions to Maintain Abstinence
It is easy for alcoholics and addicts new to recovery to substitute one addiction for another, becoming obsessive or compulsive about other behaviors.

Share Your Personal Story
Share your recovery story with visitors to the About Alcoholism / Substance Abuse site.

Developing a Drug-Free Lifestyle to Maintain Abstinence
If you are trying to maintain abstinence from alcohol or drugs over a long period of time, it is important to develop a drug-free lifestyle in all aspects of your life, at home, at work and during your leisure hours.

Developing Healthy Relationships to Maintain Abstinence
If you are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol, it is very important that you develop positive, healthy relationships during recovery.

Early Abstinence From Drugs and Alcohol
The toughest part of trying to recover from alcohol and drug problems comes during the early abstinence stage when a number of issues arise.

Talk With Others Trying to Quit
Since 1997, the Alcoholism site at About.com has offered visitors the opportunity to talk with others who are trying to find and maintain sobriety.

Treatment Initiation - Seeking Help
The first stage of recovery from alcohol or drug abuse is reaching out for help and seeking some kind support, treatment or rehabilitation.

The Dangers of Impaired Driving
If you have only had a couple of drinks and are far from being legally intoxicated, it still probably at good idea not to be driving a vehicle.

Addiction Is a Chronic Brain Disease
Addiction is a chronic brain disease that is more about the neurology of the brain rather than the outward manifestations of behavioral problems and poor choices.

Smoking More Harmful for Recovering Alcoholics
Research indicates that alcoholics, even recovering alcoholics, are at greater risk for the negative health effects of smoking than other smokers.

Continuing to Party During Pregnancy Can Cause Birth Defects
Continuing a partying lifestyle during pregnancy can have devastating and lifelong effects on children affected by their mothers' drinking and drugging.

Domestic Abuse Screening Quiz
Is your relationship like most other couples or has it developed into a truly abusive one? Take this quiz to determine if your relationship is considered abusive.

Alcohol and drug abuse

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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