(Al-Anon/Alateen) Al-Anon Family Groups is a twelve-step program for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Members share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. They believe that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Much like Adult Children of Alcoholics (which is a completely separate program that operates by its own guidelines, and is in no way affiliated with AA, Al-Anon or Alateen), Al-Anon is a support group for family members and friends of alcoholics, whether still drinking or in recovery, rather than for alcoholics themselves. The two branches of the Al-Anon Family Groups include Al-Anon and Alateen, serving both adults and teens. Al-Anon/Alateen"
In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-kukhūl الكحول = "the spirit", "the chemical".) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). This sense underlies the term alcoholism ( addiction to alcohol). Other forms of alcohol are usually described with a clarifying adjective, as in isopropyl alcohol or by the suffix -ol, as in isopropanol. Alcohol"
Alcohol advertising is the promotion of alcoholic beverages by the alcohol industry through a variety of media. Along with tobacco advertising, it is one of the most highly-regulated forms of marketing. Alcohol advertising"
The relationship between alcohol and cancer is not simple. Drinking alcoholic beverages, especially along with tobacco smoking, increases the risk of cancers of the mouth, esophagus, pharynx, larynx and liver in men, and of breast cancer in women, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute ** . Alcohol and cancer"
The subject of alcohol and heart attacks is important because the major cause of death in the United States and many other countries is heart disease. Alcohol and heart attacks"
Alcohol and weight is a subject relevant to millions of people who like to drink alcoholic beverages and who also either want to maintain or to lose body weight. It appears that drinking alcohol does not necessarily lead to weight gain. Most studies find no increase in body weight, some find an increase, and some find a small decrease among women who begin consuming alcohol. Some of these studies are very large; one involved nearly 80,000 and another included 140,000 subjects. Alcohol and weight"
Alcohol by volume (ABV) is an indication of how much alcohol (expressed as a percentage) is included in an alcoholic beverage. This measurement is assumed as the world standard. Another way of specifying the amount of alcohol is alcoholic proof. An "alcoholic proof" is about twice the alcohol by volume. Alcohol by volume"
Alcohol education in the United States traces its roots to the Scientific Temperance Instruction movement promoted by Mary Hunt of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) . That movement began in the 1880s and by 1900, alcohol temperance or abstinence teaching was required in every state plus all possessions of the U.S. Alcohol education"
Alcohol equivalence refers to the fact that United States standard drinks of alcoholic beverages contain equivalent amounts of alcohol, which is .6 ounces each. Alcohol equivalence"
Alcohol expectancies are beliefs that individuals hold about the effects they experience from drinking. They are largely beliefs about how the consumption of alcohol will effect a person’s emotions, abilities and behaviors. To the extent