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Do you have a Drinking Problem?

It is not the intention of the B.R.A.D. Organization to address alcoholism problems.  Please review the following chart and visit the web site below.

Alchoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa.org

This web site answers frequently asked questions about alcoholism

Difference between use and misuse

Abstinence
Use
Misuse
Abuse
Dependency

No alcohol consumption: personal, religious, health or other reasons

No affect on academics/ health/ personal life

Socially acceptable drinking

Control over consumption

Choose when/how much drink

Misuse on occasion

No affect on academics/ health/ personal life

Use harmful to self/others

Negative affect academics/ health/ relationship

Weekend excessive use

Behavioral issues

Pattern of drinking more than intended

Planned / consistent misuse

Preoccupation

Pattern of drinking more than intended

Tolerance

May blackout

Feel compelled, rather than choosing

Alcohol must be present for a good time

No control

Compelled to drink

Intoxication / regularly

Primary focus of activities

Continue use despite problems

Blackouts occur

Needs help to overcome

 

 

 

 


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