In this book, readers learn how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.
A 2014 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that 8.7 million youths ages twelve to twenty reported drinking alcohol beyond “just a few sips” in the previous month. Those who start drinking before age fifteen are five times more likely to become dependent on alcohol than those who begin at twenty-one. This resource shows young people how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.
In this book, readers learn the signs of abuse for various drugs, along with reasons for abuse, how to confront the friend, and how to encourage treatment. This title teaches an important and especially relevant lesson: drug recovery lasts a lifetime but addiction doesn't have to.
Although alcohol is a popular substance in the United States, its use can have dangerous consequences, especially for young adults. Underage drinking has been declining in recent years, but it remains a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Readers explore the main issues that surround American youth and alcohol, from the legal fights over the drinking age to the binge drinking epidemic. Detailed main text and sidebars, annotated quotes from experts, and informative graphics help readers understand the consequences of alcohol abuse and the many points of view people have about young adults and alcohol.
Because Doug has repeatedly rescued Gayle, she’s managed to finish college and hold down a decent job. But now, as her blackouts become more frequent and severe, Doug wonders if his helping is really helping. Jill’s alcoholic husband, Roger, is about to lose his job. Roger’s secret problem weighs so heavily on Jill that suicide seems a tempting solution. A pastor supports his hidden addiction to alcohol by stealing from his family and his church. How long can he hide his secret trips out of town, the private cache of alcohol in the parsonage, and the symptoms of his drunkenness and hangovers? • Why do people abuse alcohol, and how do they become alcoholics? • Why do problem drinkers continue to drink even when it gets them into so much trouble? • Can’t problem drinkers see what they’re doing to themselves and the people who love them? • What can you do to help someone you love stop drinking? • How can you cope with all the craziness that your troubled friend brings into your life? Problem Drinking addresses these questions and more. Those who struggle in relating to an alcoholic will welcome this heartfelt encouragement and advice. Background information and a thorough resource section make Problem Drinking valuable to a helping friend.
Knowing how to help an alcoholic is the first step. Someone close to you has a problem, and it bothers you, it hurts you, it distracts you and prevents you from sleeping peacefully. You do not want to regret being passive after something dangerous might happen. In order to make it easy to follow, this guide is divided into several mutually complementary parts. Follow this guide, and you will see you how alcoholism unfolds and how it can be turned back again.
Alcohol Information for Teens, Second Edition provides updated information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describesstrategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse. A special section offers facts and encouragement to children of alcoholics, and the book concludes with directories of resources for further help and information.
Publisher: Specialty of Addiction Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney
The Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Alcohol Problems have been periodically developed over the past 25 years. In 1993, the first version of these guidelines, titled: ‘An outline for the management of alcohol problems: Quality assurance in the treatment of drug dependence project’ was published (Mattick & Jarvis 1993). The Australian Government commissioned an update a decade later (Shand et al. 2003) and a further edition in 2009 to integrate the Guidelines with the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (National Health and Medical Research Council, NHMRC 2009; Haber et al., 2009). The present version of the Guidelines was also commissioned by the Commonwealth of Australia to remain current and integrated with the updated NHMRC consumption guidelines (2020). In order to ensure that guidelines remain relevant, the next set of guidelines should be updated in 2025, consistent with NHMRC recommendation that guidelines be updated every five years. These guidelines aim to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to clinicians on available treatments for people with alcohol problems and are largely directed towards individual clinicians in practice, such as primary care physicians (general practitioners, nursing staff), specialist medical practitioners, psychologists and other counsellors, and other health professionals. Some chapters highlight service or system level issues that impact on clinicians and their patients. These include recommendations concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, stigma, and discrimination. Elsewhere, organisation capacity is implied, such as medical resources for withdrawal management where recommendations indicate use of medications. As all forms of treatment will not be readily available or suitable for all populations or settings, these guidelines may require interpretation and adaptation.
The World Health Organization estimates that millions worldwide have died from alcohol abuse, including far too many youth. Central to this sweeping health issue is the difference between alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Too often we lack critical understanding of what separates the two, thus hampering efforts to combat them. Alcohol is My Friend? explores the key differences between the two while developing a system to achieve spiritual, mental, and physical health for the affected and their loved ones. Presented in logical order, this book covers critical topics like: -Alcohol abuse and nutrition -Supporting someone with an addiction -Different treatments -Freeing yourself from the bottle -Staying sober A must read, this book is sure to provide help for some who have lost hope and are desperate to find a way out of the darkness. Read Alcohol is My Friend? and begin the healing process today. Knowledge is power and this book is an arsenal. Click the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page to grab your copy of Alcohol is My Friend? today !