Driving while under the influence of drugs is dangerous, and it doesn't not matter if the driver is doing illegal drugs, abusing prescription drugs or taking some drugs exactly as prescribed. There is a reason for those warning labels on many medications about not operating machinery while taking the drug. Some drugs can affect your driving skills. Read more...
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Drinking during pregnancy has long been known to cause some children to develop fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but little was known about how alcohol affected the fetal brain. Now with new MRI imaging technology, scientists have been able to pinpoint exactly what happens to the brains of children with FAS. Read more...
Each time an article on enabling is featured on the About.com Alcoholism site or in the weekly newsletter, it prompts email from readers who feel like the articles are somehow blaming the friends and family members of the alcoholic or addict for their problems. Although the articles always explain that family members do not cause the problem, love ones can find themselves contributing to the situation with their actions and reactions.
Al-Anon Family Group's Three C's say, "I didn't cause it, I can't control it and I can't cure it," but many Al-Anon members find their actions and reactions can contribute to the family chaos. Read More...
Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that it has become a problem for them and those around them. The following self-assessment tests can help you determine whether or not it may be time to get help.
Questions for Families
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