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Dr. Thomas speaks about addiction as a brain disorder
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Medical University of South Carolina
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The Rethinking Drinking Web site and booklet have been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIAAA is the lead U.S. agency supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems. The content of Rethinking Drinking draws largely from the results of major NIAAA population studies and clinical trials. (From Their Website)
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NIAAA
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"Claims that men binge drink to feel more macho and women drink to feel more equal to men are among the motivations that will be explored at UNC Wilmington to identify, address and change gender-specific attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that contribute to high-risk drinking." (From Their Website)
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Newswise.com
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Links to information on alcohol-related news, research, and treatment
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National Library of Medicine
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How to Reduce Your Drinking

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Tips on reducing your drinking

How to Reduce Your Drinking

• Make a list of reasons why you want to reduce drinking.

• There may be multiple reasons you want to cut back on your alcohol intake. These may include such things as the desire to improve one's relationships or simply to better one's health.

• Set a drinking goal.

• Come up with a limit on how much you can drink.

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This Guide is written for primary care and mental health clinicians. It has been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and clinical researchers.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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SMART Recovery® is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. SMART Recovery® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities (From their Website).
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SMART Recovery
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The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them. CSAT works with States and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance abuse treatment services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. CSAT also supports SAMHSA’s free treatment referral service to link people with the community-based substance abuse services they need (From their Website).
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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is an organization dedicated to increase access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment, educate physicians (including medical students and osteopathic students), other health care providers and the public, to support research and prevention, to promote the appropriate role of the physician in the care of patients with addiction, and to establish addiction medicine as a specialty (From their Website).
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American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
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This screening tool guides clinicians through a short series of questions and generates a substance involvement based on the patient's responses. A link to the NIDA Quick Screen version is available online on this page as well as a link to the longer, NIDA-Modified ASSIST for printing. The tool also provides links to resources for conducting a brief intervention and treatment referral.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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