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Mon, 16 Feb 1998 00:02:59 +0000


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 Subject:
        FPN - Substance Abuse - Part II
   Date:
        Fri, 13 Feb 1998 18:17:26 -0800
   From:
        "John L. Miller, MD" <jlm@athealth.com>
     To:
        (Recipient list suppressed)



Friday's Progress Notes
Weekly mental health information
Vol. 2 Issue 7  -  February 13, 1998
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This week's topic is:  SUBSTANCE ABUSE - Part II

Dear Colleagues,
Thanks to a suggestion from Dr. Philip Friedman, the topic
of the newsletter will now appear in the e-mail subject
heading.  This should help you access archived issues by
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DRS. GUIDE - STUDY DISPUTES REPORTS THAT
ALCOHOL-ABSTAINERS ARE AT GREATER RISK OF MORTALITY
<http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/57072.htm>
"Despite recent reports to the contrary, UCSF researchers
say people who abstain from alcohol are at no greater risk
for premature death than light drinkers."

AL-ANON - ALATEEN
<http://www.al-anon.org/>
This site has been approved by Al-Anon's World Service Office
and represents the authorized Internet address and voice for the
Al-Anon Family Group. The site contains a resource section for
professionals.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
PSYCHIATRY  -  TEENS: ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
<http://www.aacap.org/web/aacap/factsFam/teendrug.htm>
"Most teenagers will have some experience with alcohol
and other drugs. Most will experiment and stop, or continue
to use casually without significant problems. Some will use
regularly, with varying degrees of physical, emotional and
social problems. Some will develop a dependency and be
destructive to themselves and others for many years. Some
will die, and some will cause others to die."

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE (ASAM)
<http://www.asam.org/>
This medical society is dedicated to educating
physicians and improving the treatment of individuals
suffering from alcoholism or other addictions.

CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS (NACoA)
<http://www.health.org/nacoa/>
NACoA is a national, nonprofit organization working on
behalf of children of alcoholics. Their mission is to advocate
for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other
drug dependencies.

HAZELDEN
<http://www.hazelden.org/>
"Hazelden is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping
people recover from alcoholism and other drug addiction."

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
<http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/>
NIAAA supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral
research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and
prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
<http://www.samhsa.gov/>
SAMHSA's mission is to assure that quality substance abuse
and mental health services are available to the people who need
them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is
used more effectively in the general health care system.

ALTAVISTA - SEARCH
<http://www.altavista.digital.com/>
If  you are interested in doing more research, enter the following
phrases in AltaVista.  Enjoy your research!
"substance abuse" yields *102120* resources.
"substance abuse treatment" yields *9974* resources.
"substance abuse alcohol" yields *805* resources.
"substance abuse recovery" yields *545* resources.
"substance abuse cocaine" yields *82* resources.
"substance abuse marijuana" yields *46* resources.

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New Orleans, LA    -    April 16 -19, 1998

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