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A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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Information on the risks of secondhand smoke, where it's a problem, and what can be done about it.
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American Cancer Society
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Conducted during 2003, this survey of almost 70,000 people in the United States addressed current illegal drug use, alcohol, and tobacco habits. The results were broken down based on a number of factors, including age, gender, race, employment, education, etc. (From Their Website)
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SAMHSA
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Dr. Anton gives this alcohol-related podcast on the subject of biological markers.
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Medical University of South Carolina
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Apart from being illegal, underage drinking poses a high risk to both the individual and society. This bulletin from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism discusses this challenge as well as potential interventions that can be made. (From Their Website)
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NIAAA
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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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Links to information on alcohol-related news, research, and treatment
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National Library of Medicine
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This article on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network website discusses the elements of motivational interviewing.
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Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
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Recommendations for the treatment and care of pregnant women with alcohol and/or other drug use problems
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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
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How Do I Know If I Have an Alcohol Problem?

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How Do I Know If I Have A Problem?

How Do I Know if I Have a Problem?

One way to assess whether or not you have a drinking problem is to consider the guidelines for
moderate drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),
moderate drinking is defined as 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women and older people.

A standard drink is equal to
• one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler
• or one 5-ounce glass of wine
• or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits

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