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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.

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.

Hispanics at Greater Risk for Alcoholic Liver Disease
Hispanics who drink alcohol above moderate levels are at a greater risk of developing serious alcohol liver disease than other ethnic groups.

Using Drugs Without a Prescription Is Illegal
You may have heard that, unlike underage drinking and marijuana use, using and sharing prescription drugs is legal. That would be a myth.

Five Types of Alcoholics Identified
Dispelling the myth of the typical alcoholic, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism researchers have identified five subtypes of alcoholics.

What Is a Standard Drink?
When they talk about having only one or two drinks a day, what do they really mean? What constitutes one standard alcoholic drink?

What Are the Benefits of Alcohol Recovery?
When you quit after years of alcohol abuse, not only will your body begin to reverse the effects of excess alcohol, you will simply feel better.

Most states use either one of the terms or the other, but in states where both DUI and DWI charges are possible, there is a difference between the two.

Myth: Teens Get Prescription Drugs From Street Dealers
One myth surrounding the growing trend of teens abusing prescription drugs is that they buy them from drug dealers on the street.

10 Things That Happen If You Get a DUI
There are a lot of things that happen if you are convicted of drunk driving in the United States, none of them are fun and most of them are expensive.

Do You Hide How Much You Drink From Others?
One of the signs that you may have a drinking problem is if you hide your drinking from others or lie about how much alcohol you really drink.

Myth: Drug Abuse Won't Happen to My Teen
There are many myths and misunderstandings concerning the recent increase in teen prescription drug abuse, and not all of them are held by teens.

7 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober
It stands to reason that if you quit alcohol or drugs and you continue with your same old routine and hangouts it will be much easier to relapse.

Teen Myth: Prescription Drugs Are Safer
If you are a teenager, chances are you have heard friends suggest that using prescription medications are much safer than using illegal drugs.

What Is a Hangover?
The term hangover refers to a constellation of unpleasant and painful symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol.

Are You Enabling an Alcoholic or Addict?
Often well-meaning efforts to help someone with an alcohol or drug problem actually empowers them to continue their path of destructive behavior.

Alcoholic Home Can Have Lifelong Effects on Children
Growing up in a home with an alcoholic parent can affect children so profoundly they can suffer repercussions for the rest of their lives.

Not Everyone Is Getting High
One reason teens decide to start smoking marijuana, doing drugs or drinking alcohol is because they are under the impression that everyone is doing it.

Marijuana Problem Screening Quiz
Some people smoke marijuana without any problem, but for others it can cause a lot of problems in their life.

The Dangers of Smoking for Alcoholics
Smoking tobacco is dangerous for everyone, but it is even more so for alcoholics -- including those who are in recovery and sober.

Alcohol and drug abuse

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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