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Advocacy-Recovery Information about recovery advocacy, different types of recovery, and continuing care organizations.

PAR-People Advocating Recovery
A Kentucky group of concerned individuals working to eliminate barriers to recovery from addiction.

Faces and Voices of Recovery
A National Advocacy Group organizing the recovery community.

Recovery Kentucky
Recovery Kentucky is an initiative to help Kentuckians recover from substance abuse, which often leads to chronic homelessness. The initiative will create at least ten housing recovery centers across the state.

The Dangers of Drunk Driving
In a 2008 study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it showed that 20% of drivers ages 16 and older drove within two hours of consuming alcohol within the past year.

Addiction Science for Nonscientists
from the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy, is a web resource with overviews of scientific studies on addiction and descriptions of various aspects of brain chemistry for the lay reader.

provides medical information, education, and online services on health and alcohol. It is designed for the general public, patients, their families, children and healthcare professionals.

Betty Ford Center
is a renowned treatment and research center for alcoholism and other drug addiction, providing services and information to activists, organizations, and people in recovery.

Behavioral Health Recovery Management (BHRM)
project seeks to apply the principles of disease management to assist individuals with chemical dependency and/or serious mental illness to engage in a process of recovery from these illnesses.

Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
provides training, resources, and infrastructure for people and organizations in the addiction and recovery fields.

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Hazelden Bookstore
is the world's largest publisher of books and related resources devoted to helping people recover from alcoholism, chemical dependency and related issues.

How Alcohol Affects the Adolescent Brain
Alcohol adversely affects a teenager's brain more than an adult brain because the adolescent brain is still developing.

Institute of Behavioral Research
specializes in the study of addiction treatment in community and correctional settings.

Parenting Teens
Information and articles for teen parenting, troubled teens, teen education, teen boot camps. Also provide parents to offer their views about military schools, boarding schools and parenting issues.

Racing for Recovery
works to help prevent all forms of substance abuse and to provide positive alternatives for those currently battling addictions by encouraging a lifestyle of fitness and health through 5K Run/Walk events across the nation.

Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Library
is a multidisciplinary institute dedicated to acquisition and dissemination of knowledge on psychoactive substance use and related phenomena with primary emphasis on alcohol use and consequences.

Recovery Universe.
Share your experience, strength, and hope. Online meetings, Forums, Downloads, Sobriety Calculator, Treatment Center Locator, and much, much, more.

is a contact and information resource with information on treatment facilities, outpatient services and publications.

Stepping Stones Foundation
houses an archive of documents on support programs and sponsors research and organizations working to address alcoholism.

is a free consumer public resource for people going through legal and financial trouble. It offers helpful information for drug and alcohol treatment, including listings of treatment centers nationwide, tips and resources on how to overcome destructive addictions, and descriptions and contact information of federal, state, and local governmental services and non-profit organizations that offer public service assistance and support.

Web of Addictions is dedicated to correcting misinformation on drug and alcohol addiction through news features, facts sheets, resource materials, and links.

The William Gladden Foundation
is a library of free information for families, children and professionals.  The Free Educational Materials section of this web site contains hundreds of documents encompassing a variety of topics, such as adoption, divorce, family communication, role modeling, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, emotional and behavioral disorders, stress, depression, suicide, education,substance abuse, eating disorders, juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, foster care and much more.

Pharmacy Library: Alcohol Addiction and Alcoholism Facts
What is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism is a serious disease where a person craves alcohol and continues to drink even after having problems caused by alcohol, such as being fired from a job or losing a significant other. They may become dependent on it and require alcohol to function every day. Alcoholics sometimes have problems with other people, school, work, and even the authorities. There is no one cause for alcoholism. While many people develop a dependence on alcohol, there are also other factors. These factors are upbringing, genetics, mental health, and social pressure.

Alcohol Information Center
Alcohol is a drink that contains ethanol. It has an intoxication factor and can be classified as beer, wine, or liquor. Alcohol is popular among social situations because it allows its users to become relaxed and uninhibited. As well, many people admire the taste, the history, and the way certain drinks compliment a meal. For instance, the way a Merlot goes delectably with prime rib or a simple beer and pizza combination. With all the positive attributes of alcohol, it can be a dangerous substance if it falls into the hands of abusers. Alcohol can quickly become lethal if a person drives under the influence or consumes too many drinks. Overuse can have negative impacts on health, parenting, social situations, and can carry some hefty legal ramifications. Moderate use of alcohol is key. In order to stay safe a person must know their limits and understand the laws and regulations concerning alcohol use and retail. Alcohol as it stands by itself is not the issue, it is users who abuse it.

CDC Fact Sheets-Underage Drinking
Alcohol use by persons under age 21 years is a major public health problem.1 Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs. Although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegal, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States.2 More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form of binge drinks.2 On average, underage drinkers consume more drinks per drinking occasion than adult drinkers.3 In 2008, there were approximately 190,000 emergency rooms visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol.

Antidotes For Addiction
Drug addiction is a serious disease. In the U.S. alone, it affects millions of people and claims numerous lives. This staggering epidemic of substance abuse has led to an abundance of treatment options. Just what are they, and how do they help?

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can range from rather benign (the nagging hangover), to acutely severe (hallucinations, delirium tremens), and even to death.


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