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

Older Drinkers More Impaired by Moderate Alcohol Consumption
If you are over age 50 and you have a couple of drinks when you go out to eat, you may want to take some extra time before driving home.

Smoking Prompts Binge Drinkers to Drink More
Research has found that smoking reduces the effects of alcohol, so smokers have to consumer larger amounts than non-smokers to get the desired effect.

Helping Others Enhances Your Own Recovery
There is scientific evidence that backs up the notion that helping others actually helps alcoholics and addicts become and stay clean and sober.

Alcohol Disrupts Women's Sleep More
Drinking alcohol can cause sleep disruptions that result in fewer overall hours of sleep and research shows this is particularly true for women.

How Abused Mothers Decide to Leave
For women with children, leaving an abusive relationship is a decision that sometimes can take years through a process involving five separate stages.

Reasons to Stop Binge Drinking
Binge drinking is dangerous on many levels, therefore there are many advantages to stopping the practice. Here are 10 benefits of not doing it.

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addition so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize they have developed a problem.

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.

How Does a Drunk Driving Conviction Affect Your Insurance?
If you are convicted of drunk driving, in most states your automobile insurance rates are likely going to go up significantly for at least three years.

A Designated Driver Is Not the 'Least Drunk'
Instead of picking someone to remain sober and be the designated driver, a study has found that many young people are choosing the "least drunk."

What Are the Risks of Heavy Drinking?
If you drink more than the recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption, you may be wondering what exactly are the risks. What is the harm in drinking too much alcohol?

Should You Cut Down Drinking Alcohol or Quit?
If you have been drinking at a level that is considered high-risk or heavy drinking, you may want to consider making a change in your drinking patterns -- or quit altogether.

Tips for Moderating Your Drinking
If you have decided that the amount of alcohol that you drink puts you at risk for developing alcohol-related problems, you may want to try cutting down or moderating your consumption.

Are Alcohol Blackouts Real?
Drinking too much alcohol doesn't kill brain cells, but it interferes with the brain's ability to learn and form new memories, creating blackouts.

What Is a DUI Sentence Enhancement?
The penalties for a drunk driving conviction are already stiff, but there are circumstances upon which they can become even more severe.

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.

Basic Facts About Ecstasy (MDMA)
Ecstasy or MDMA is a synthetic, psychoactive (mind-altering) drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties.

Drinking Fathers Influence Teen Drinking
Teens who live with fathers who drink are more likely to drink alcohol, binge drink and use illicit drugs than teens whose fathers do not drink.

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.

Warning Signs of an Alcohol or Drug Relapse
An alcohol or drug relapse does not begin when you pick up your drug of choice, it is a process that begins long before you actually relapse.

Alcohol and drug abuse

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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