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Learn More about Binge Drinking; What is it and What is the cost?

Gulf Breeze, Fl (PRWEB) July 13, 2017 The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as 5 or more drinks for men and 4 or more drinks for women in about 2 hours. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, United States Department of Health and Human Services and United States Department of Agriculture, moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. There is a cost to all of us. Drinking too much, including binge drinking, cost the United States $249 billion in 2010 from losses in productivity, health care, crime, and other expenses. Binge drinking was responsible for 77% of these costs, or $191...

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What is AA? - Salt River Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous - Serving the Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona Area

JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Singleness of Purpose and Problems Other Than Alcohol Some professionals refer to alcoholism and drug addiction as “substance abuse” or “chemical dependency.” Nonalcoholics are, therefore, sometimes introduced to A.A. and encouraged to attend A.A. meetings. Anyone may attend...

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What is an alcohol rehabilitation program?

What is an alcohol rehabilitation program? Alcohol rehabilitation program definition An addiction rehabilitation program is a service that provides treatment and recovery services to someone who abuses or has become addicted to alcohol. Alcohol rehabilitation programs can be inpatient or outpatient and include treatment services that are adapted to the needs of each individual patient. They provide detox services, psychological treatment and counseling. Aftercare programs or referral to aftercare services round up alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Alcohol rehabilitation program goals There are several goals that alcohol rehabilitation programs aim to achieve. The main goals of alcohol...

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What Is Brief Intervention for Addiction, Alcoholism?, Psych Central Professional

Alcohol and other drug problems have come to be seen as public health issues that should be addressed far beyond the bounds of specialist addiction treatment. Most people with substance use disorders never get to specialist treatment, but do turn up regularly in health care, social service, employee assistance, and correctional systems. Such systems are now using brief on-site interventions as an alternative or to facilitate referral to specialist addiction treatment Along with such opportunistic applications, brief interventions are also being included in the continuum of addiction treatment services. One reason is that a sizable proportion of patients complete only one or a few visits in...

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Defining “drinking culture”: A critical review of its meaning and connotation in social research on alcohol problems: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy: Vol 23, No 4

Introduction Policy documents increasingly refer to the need to “change the drinking culture” as a way of addressing problems associated with alcohol use (Her Majesty’s Government, 2012 Her Majesty’s Government. ( 2012 ). The Government’s alcohol strategy. London: Her Majesty’s Government   [Google Scholar] ; Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy, 2006 Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy. ( 2006 ). National Alcohol Strategy 2006–2009. Canberra: Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy   [Google Scholar] ; Victorian Government, 2008 Victorian Government. ( 2008 ). Victoria’s Alcohol Action Plan 2008–2013: Restoring the balance. Melbourne: Victorian Government   [Google Scholar] ). At least in...

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous, AA Thailand

What is Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is an international mutual aid movement declaring its "primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." Now claiming more than 2 million members, A.A. was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (Bill W. and Dr. Bob) in Akron, Ohio. With other early members Wilson and Smith developed A.A.'s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. A.A.'s Twelve Traditions were introduced in 1946 to help A.A. stay unified and grow. The Traditions recommend that members and groups remain anonymous in public media, altruistically help other alcoholics and include all who wish to stop drinking. The...

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Duke Personal Assistance Service: What is Problem Drinking?

What is Problem Drinking? Problem drinking is using alcohol in ways that are harmful to the drinker or to others. People who are problem drinkers may have the disease of alcoholism or may drink in ways that lead to health or safety problems for themselves or others. The Alcohol Cost Calculator developed by Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems focuses on the most severe type of problem drinking — alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. What is Alcohol Dependence or Alcoholism? Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction, is a chronic disease with four primary symptoms: Craving: A strong need or compulsion to drink Loss of control: The inability to limit one's...

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What is Late Alcoholism? -

VIDEO: Late Alcoholism Stage Some people become addicted to alcohol on their first drink, but for many alcoholism develops over years. A chemical dependency to alcohol is a chronic, progressive disease. We can divide alcohol into three or four stages: Pre-Alcoholism, Early Alcoholism, Middle Alcoholism, and Late Alcoholism. Like with many progressive diseases, the earlier a person identifies alcoholism, the easier it is to treat. Stage 3: Late Alcoholism After moving through the previous stages of alcoholism, a person moves into the most dangerous and most difficult to recover from. It is clear during late alcoholism that a person cannot control his or her life. Alcohol has taken over....

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What Is At-Risk Drinking?, USC Engemann Student Health Center, USC

What Is At-Risk Drinking? While any alcohol use has the potential to contribute to problems – alcohol use impairs driving skills even when not legally drunk – studies show that certain drinking patterns are associated with an increased likelihood of problems. Hence certain drinking patterns define “at-risk” drinking. What defines at-risk drinking? For men, at-risk drinking is drinking more than 4 standard doses of alcohol in a day (10 grams of alcohol or a drink*), and/or more than 14 drinks per week. For women, the numbers are 3 doses in a day and/or 7 drinks per week. Are you an at-risk drinker? *One drink = 12oz of beer or 5 oz of wine or 1.5 oz of liquor What kind of...

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Alcoholism - Physiopedia

Definition/Description Alcoholism is a serious disease where people have an overpowering desire for the physical and mental effects of drinking alcoholic beverages. The formal term for this type of abuse is alcohol dependence and is the most severe type of alcohol problem. Alcohol is the most dominant addictive agent in the United States. It can be identified by four main symptoms: craving, loss of control, physical dependence and tolerance. Prevalence Alcoholism is the most common drug abuse problem in the US, affecting more than 15 million Americans, including the adolescent and aging populations.   The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that alcoholism...

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