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

Can You Have a DUI Conviction Expunged?
After you have completed your drunk driving sentence, you may find that merely having a DUI conviction on your record is punishment in itself.

Why You Should Never Drink and Drive
It's not a question of whether you are legally intoxicated, it's a question of whether or not it is safe to drive when you have consumed any alcohol.

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.

Neighborhoods Can Influence Teen Drug Use
Parents and communities need to be aware that visible drug activity in the neighborhood greatly increases the risk of teen illicit drug use.

Vivitrol Treatment for Alcoholism and Addiction
Vivitrol is an extended-release formulation of naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist used in the treatment of alcoholism and opioid addiction.

Daily Drinkers at Risk for Serious Liver Disease
If you are a daily drinker, you can reduce your risk of developing liver disease significantly if you start planning several alcohol-free days a week.

Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Tips Provided
Painkiller and heroin overdose deaths in the United States have increased dramatically in recent years. These tips could help save someone's life.

Social Host Laws Help Reduce Underage Drinking
No single effort is going to prevent underage drinking, but communities can help by passing laws holding adults who provide alcohol accountable.

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.

5 Tips for Parents to Keep Teens Away From Drugs
Research that shows parents can have considerable influence on the decision their teens make regarding alcohol consumption and substance abuse.

Topiramate Effective for Reducing Alcohol Consumption
Topiramate, currently used to treat epilepsy and migraines, has been effective for reducing alcohol consumption and treating cocaine addiction.

Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms
OxyContin withdrawal describes a wide range of symptoms that can occur after a person stops or dramatically reduces the medication after heavy use.

Common Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics
As a result of growing up in an alcoholic home, many children of alcoholics develop similar characteristics and personality traits.

Many Unaware of How Their Alcoholism Affects Others
Many alcoholics have little realization of how their drinking affects others around them, including their immediate family members.

Fetal Alcohol Exposure Can Cause Birth Defects
Drinking while you are pregnant and exposing your unborn child to alcohol can result in a wide range of birth defects and developmental problems.

What Is At-Risk Alcohol Drinking?
If you regularly exceed the recommended guidelines for daily and weekly alcohol consumption your drinking pattern could be considered risky.

Alcohol: How Much Is Too Much?
How do you know if you are drinking at a safe level? How much alcohol can you drink and still be considered a low-risk drinker? How much is high-risk?

What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or FAS?
Drinking during pregnancy can result in birth defects known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, many of which are permanent and irreversible.

Coping With Domestic Violence
A guide to understanding, recognizing and dealing with a relationship that has turned abusive.

Red Ribbon Campaign Promotes Drug Prevention
The annual Red Ribbon Campaign, inspired by the brutal death of a DEA agent, raises awareness of the destructive influence of drugs in America.

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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