October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A study of 17,000 women has found that women who consume about three drinks per day but take 200 micrograms of folate or folic acid (Vitamin B9) per day have a lower risk of breast cancer than do alcohol abstainers. This is consistent with other research. Curious?


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Think you know all about alcohol? Take this fun quiz. It's full of alcohol related facts.

George Washington Quiz

How much do you know about George? Test your knowledge. Bet you didn't learn any of this in school.

Timeline: History of Alcohol

Visit the new World Alcohol and Drinking History Timeline. This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years.


Alcohol Pre-Loading

Alcohol pre-loading (preloading, pre-drinking, predrinking, pre-gaming, pregaming, prefunking, home drinking, and prinking), the practice of drinking at home before going out for the night, appears to be an undesirable high-risk behavior.

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No “Masking Effect” from Combining Caffeine or Energy Drinks with Alcohol

No “masking effect” from the addition of either caffeine or energy drink on the subjective sensations of alcohol intoxication were found in a randomized, double-blinded, controlled, four treatment cross-over trial.

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American Society for the Promotion of Temperance / Society for the Promotion of Temperance / American Temperance Society

The founding of the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance in 1826 was the beginning of the first organized national temperance movement in the United States.

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What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism isn’t a disease but a cluster of behaviors over which people can learn to have control. Both free and affordable programs are available to help drink in moderation or to abstain.

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You Have Power Over Alcohol

Control over alcohol and alcoholism is increased by the use of the Life Process Program, the HAMS alcohol program, SMART Recovery, Rational Recovery, or Moderation Management, any of which can be used at home without the travel, lack of privacy, life interruption, or great expense of attending an alcohol rehab or retreat.

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Harm Reduction is Effective in Reducing Alcohol and Drug Problems

HAMS (Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support) is a free, peer-led support and information network for anyone who decides to change their drinking for the better.

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Alcohol/Drug Retreats & Rehabs: Often More about Money than Helping People

The alcohol and drug treatment industry is enormous and highly profitable, but very competitive. To lure patients or clients, many rehabs and retreats use misrepresentation and deception. There’s little regulation, deception is common, and it’s a case of caveat emptor, or buyer beware.

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Alcoholism is a Behavioral Pattern Best Helped by Behavioral Treatment

Alcoholism is not a disease but a behavioral pattern that can be changed with effective non-12-step programs such as HAMS, the Life Process Program, Rational Recovery, SMART Recovery, and Moderation Management.

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St. Gregory Retreat Center Review

The St. Gregory Retreat Center for alcohol, drugs, anxiety, depression, addictions, and other problems is reviewed.

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Life Process Program for Addiction Help

The effective Life Process Program developed by pioneering addictions expert Dr. Stanton Peele is self-paced, flexible, internet interactive, affordable, and enables people to avoid the unnecessary expense, travel, disruption to their lives, and anxiety of living among strangers in a retreat or rehab.

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Rational Recovery: A Free Program for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Self-Help

Rational Recovery is a free program for alcohol and drug addiction treatment that uses Cognitive Therapy to help people achieve permanent abstinence on their own.

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Self-Management for Addiction Recovery (SMART)

SMART Recovery (Self Management for Addiction Recovery Training) is a free addiction recovery support group network. It teaches self-empowerment based on scientific principles and evidence and sponsors both face-to-face group meetings and daily on-line meetings.

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Women for Sobriety (WFS) Self-Help for Addictions

Women for Sobriety is a non-profit self-help program helping women overcome alcohol and other substance addictions. Established in 1976, it is the only national self-help program specifically for women only and addresses the special needs of women in recovery.

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