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

Symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) include fetal alcohol syndrome and other conditions in which children have some of the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Secular, Non-Religious Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs
If you are not religious or spiritual, what alcohol and drug rehab and recovery programs are available to you? You have a wide variety of options.

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.

Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or Drug Rehab
A family member in rehab may leave you with a lot of concerns, questions and maybe some misconceptions about how professional treatment works.

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.

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.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Resources for Christians
Addiction is no respecter of persons. Alcohol and drug abuse can affect anyone and any family, including of course Christian families.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Day by Day
Those who are experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms while trying to quit drinking want to know two things: is this normal and how long will it last.

How Long Does an Addiction Last?
Some alcoholics and addicts never do seek help, but for those who do, years can go by before they decide a change is needed.

Enabling: It's Not Blaming the Family
When we say family members are enabling the alcoholic, we aren't saying they caused the problem, but they are not providing a solution either.

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.

Using Exercise to Aid Alcohol and Drug Recovery
Many professional alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs include exercise as part of an overall program to help patients maintain abstinence.

Health Effects of Illegal Drugs
There are negative health effects associated with every illegal drug out there and some of those effects can even be fatal.

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.

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.

Alcohol and drug abuse

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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