“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.
“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.”
COAP is an online community for young people living with a family member’s addiction to drugs, alcohol or behaviour such as gambling. Over 5,000 messages have been posted by young people from all over the UK and worldwide to the message boards.
The online dimension of COAP appeals to young people who may be reluctant to talk to friends, teachers etc., but may be willing to open up to other young people in similar situations and exchange support.
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COAP message boards are now at our new home NACOA http://www.nacoa.org.uk/messageboards/
“This is a spiritual (not religious) program. SerenityStar grew from the need for sustainable recovery. Many of us in this program have spent a lifetime getting clean and losing it. We began to look at what did not work for us and then filled the holes in our program giving birth to SerenityStar Recovery. We are not a treatment center. We are a group of recovering addicts and alcoholics who are working a 12 Step program and have been called into purpose. The purpose of offering our experience, strength and hope to the next addict who wants recovery.
SerenityStar is a 6-month to 1 year program – That means you can stay as long as you need to in order to get recovery and keep it. We are different because we put your recovery back into your hands. We are not responsible for your growth or healing – you are – but we will show you what has worked for us and give suggestions on how to live differently.”
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month, September 2017, USA) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.
Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Read more from https://www.recoverymonth.gov
“Life is not a bed of roses, but it’s better without a hangover.”Daybreak supports people to change their alcohol habits.
The app helps change habits with one-on-one coaching and a supportive community.
Whether the goal is to cut back or abstain from drinking, Daybreak provides around-the-clock and tailored support.
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By Hello Sunday Morning (Australia)
An estimated eighteen million people suffer from alcoholism in the United States. The actual theory behind what defines or causes alcoholism is debatable; some physicians and scientists contend that alcoholism is not an actual disease.
According to Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and author of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous:
“Alcoholism was never called a disease because, technically speaking, it is not a disease entity. Therefore we always called it an illness, or a malady – a far safer term to use.”
Source: A New Direction
Teen Challenge is a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is part of a network of over 15 Teen Challenge Centres across Canada and more than 1,000 worldwide.
“Our mission is to help men and women overcome substance addictions to lead full and productive lives.”
Alkolinjen (Denmark) is a national helpline where you can get support and help for your or your relative’s alcohol problem.
Our professional advisers are there to advise you on what you can do to move forward.
You can also get information on how you or your relatives can get more help for positive change.
Learn more from Alkolinjen
By Alkohol und Samfund