Physician health programs refer addicted doctors to some of the nation’s most respected drug treatment centers, many of which offer specialized abstinence-based programs for addicted professionals and staff who are experienced in treating health care providers.
Recovery Connection® (RCx) a comprehensive website dedicated to helping people, or their loved ones, in need of help with detox, drug addiction or alcoholism find treatment. Recovery Connection® provides a free 24/7 national helpline.
Answers questions about differences between addiction, dependence, etc., how people become addicted, treatment options for those who become addicted, and how serious a problem prescription medication misuse is.
This checklist was first described in the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth study, and was designed to screen adolescents for symptoms of tobacco dependence (DiFranza et al. 2002a). An adolescent answering yes to any of these questions is said to have some dependence on tobacco.
One way to assess whether or not you have a drinking problem is to consider the guidelines for moderate drinking. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), moderate drinking is defined as 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women and older people.
A standard drink is equal to • one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler • or one 5-ounce glass of wine • or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits
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