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Alcohol Abuse Treatments Medications can help make it easier to stop drinking by offsetting the changes in the brain cause by Alcoholism.

http://www.nida.nih.gov/DrugPages/Alcohol.html http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/ http://www.nida.nih.gov/scienceofaddiction/

Counseling or therapy is a common first step to stop drinking. Programs such as 12 step, cognitivebehavioral, motivational enhancement.

http://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/

For more intense treatments referrals from doctors to Alcohol detox facilities.

http://www.about-alcohol-abuse.com/ Alcohol_Abuse_Statistics.html \

26.6% of elementary, middle and high schools are required to have health education courses with teacher who has received staff development on alcohol or other drug use prevention.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/red-wine/ HB00089

$18 billion are spent on alcohol and drug treatment facilities last year, which represented 1.3% of all health care spending.

http://www.adolescent-substance-abuse.com/ alcohol-young-adults.html

Cost to attend a Alcohol treatment facility can be a large financial burden on individuals, families, and friends.

Alcohol Use & Abuse

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By: Craig Simmons and John Eaves


Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is an intoxicating ingredient that is found in beer, wine, and liquor. A standard drink is equal to 0.6 ounces of pure ethanol, which is the same as a 12 ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine, and 1.5 ounces of 80 proof liquor. Alcohol is a anti-depressant drug to try to make one feel better.

Statistics 76 million people across the world suffer from alcohol-related disorders. 47.3% of the alcohol that is consumed is done by underage drinkers. Fifty percent of U.S. homicides are alcohol related.

http://www.cancer.ie/prevention/drinking_less.php http://toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/ Ethyl+Alcohol

Forty percent of U.S. assaults are alcohol related. Al500 in one year.

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Effects of Alcohol Alcohol affects every organ in your body and can damage the development of a fetus.

coholism alone caused million lost work days

68% of those people who come to a trauma center have an alcohol or drug problem.

Alcohol impairs motor skills; heavy use can increase cancers, stroke, and liver damage.

50 percent of police work is spent addressing alcohol-related problems in our nation at an annual cost of at least $7.5 billion dollars.

Alcohol use can lead to Alcohol Abuse, which is a disease where one

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimation of 10,839 people were killed in drunk driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater).

desires alcohol at all costs.

Alcohol Use A 5 ounce glass of red wine has 125 calories, which is less calories than a Venti Cappuccino from Starbucks of 180 calories. Antioxidants in red wine called polyphenols may help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart , but it cannot be proven. From age 18 to 22years old, 18% of full-time undergraduates were heavy drinkers compared with 12 % who were not full-time undergraduates.


Alcohol abuse project