Lecture for the online course “The Addicted Brain”, taught by Michael Kuhar, Ph.D. (Emory University). “This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction. It will also discuss other topics such as government policy and our vulnerability to take drugs.”
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There are communities in Australia being torn apart by drugs and alcohol. Public fights, domestic violence and child abuse is the new norm. Police admit they have lost control, and despite extraordinary levels of Government funding and NGO service delivery, circumstances are not getting better. It’s #timetoact (August 2017).
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addictionblog.org: “When you drink, you might feel relaxed, confident, and fun to be around. These pleasurable effects cant make it easy for you to push aside the negative consequences of drinking, such as:
impaired motor functions
… and the list goes on…negative effects can even include problem drinking and alcohol addiction. One thing’s for certain: While you may find the effects of alcohol fun, your body doesn’t.”
Alcohol: The Real Gateway Drug from Behavioral Health Palm Beaches on Vimeo.
From Behavioral Health Palm Beaches
“Alcohol abuse is a growing problem in this country. In the United States between 2006 and 2010, alcohol-attributable deaths reached an annual average of approximately 88,000 people, with excessive drinking causing one in 10 deaths among working-age adults. In 2014, 16.3 million adults over the age of 18 were diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), but only about 1.5 million adults received treatment for this disease in a specialized facility.”
Are you a risky drinker? Nearly 70% of American adults drink alcohol and nearly 1/3 of them engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. Produced with The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Risky Drinking is a no-holds-barred look at a national epidemic through the intimate stories of four people whose drinking dramatically affects their relationships.
“This infographic presents statistics relating to our relationship with alcohol and other drugs in Australia.”
By Australian Drug Foundation
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They are not just alcoholics. They are people like you.
By Alcoholics Anonymous in Bazil
By BC Harm Reduction Program
“The Harm Reduction Program is part of the BC Centre for Disease Control. We believe every person has the right to the best health possible and should be treated with dignity and respect.”