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

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.

Designated Drivers Need to Abstain
Contrary to popular belief, it is not okay for designated drivers to drink before driving.

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms
Symptoms associated with marijuana withdrawal may be milder than withdrawal from alcohol and many other drugs, but they are intense enough to cause people trying to quit to relapse.

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.

9 Tips for Cutting Back on Drinking
Here are some tips and tricks that others have used to succesfully cut down on the amount of alcohol they consume.

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

Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk
Alcohol consumption can contribute to many different adverse health effects, but probably the most researched and documented is the risk of breast cancer.

Nine Types of Binge Drinkers Identified
Researchers have studied the social and psychological characteristics of drinkers who regularly consume twice the recommended amount of alcohol.

At What Age Do Children Generally Start Smoking Pot?
Marijuana is the most frequently used illegal drug in the U.S. The earlier kids begin to smoke pot the more likely they are to experience problems.

What Is a Bender?
Definition of the drug slang term 'Bender' from the About.com Alcoholism / Substance Abuse glossary of drug street terms.

Domestic Violence Varies by Ethnicity
Black and Hispanic couples are much more likely to report intimate partner violence than white couples, and alcohol plays a role in the risks.

Anabolic Steroids Abuse Frequently Asked Questions
Since the 1950s, some athletes have been taking anabolic steroids to build muscle and boost their athletic performance.

The Costs of Alcohol and Drug Treatment
If you are considering seeking treatment for an alcohol or drug problem, one of the first questions you will probably ask is, "How much will it cost?"

Cocaine - Frequently Asked Questions
How is cocaine used? What are the short and long-term effects of using cocaine? Get the answers to these and other cocaine questions.

CDT Testing Detects Heavy Drinking
The carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) test can be used to detect heavy drinking in alcoholics like the A1C tests for glucose levels in diabetics.

Moonshine Can Still Cause Health Problems
Moonshine continues to thrive and according to a physician at the University of Virginia Health System, it can cause serious health problems in those who abuse it.

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 building long before you actually relapse.

Signs Someone Is Being Abused
Out of fear or shame, many victims of domestic abuse will try to hide it or deny it, but there are some warning signs when someone is being abused.

Photos of Commonly Abused Drugs
If you found illegal drugs in your child's room, would you be able to recognize them? Would you recognize prescription drugs that can be abused?

Alcohol and drug abuse

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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