Child Abuse - The Hidden Bruises
The statistics on physical child abuse are alarming. It is estimated hundreds of thousands of children are physically abused each year by a parent or close relative. Thousands die. For those who survive, the emotional trauma remains long after the external bruises have healed. Communities and the...
Animal Models in Alcohol Research
Animals are used in alcoholism research for the same reasons that they are used in all medical research: to understand the causes of disease and to develop new treatments. Animals are used in three principal ways in research on alcoholism: to model the drinking behavior of human alcoholics, to... Youth Violence
Overview CDC's Injury Center defines violence as threatened or actual physical force or power initiated by an individual that results in, or has a high likelihood of resulting in, physical or psychological injury or death. Youth violence may involve a youth victim, a youth perpetrator, or both.... Alcohol Use and Abuse: Where Do the Numbers Come From?
Newspapers and magazines regularly publish stories that report estimates of the number of people who are problem drinkers, the number of traffic deaths that involve alcohol, or the amount of alcohol that Americans consume. Where do these numbers come from, and how realistic are they? Estimates...
What Should Exclude Someone from Adopting
October 8, 2010, 6:00 am
In my last post , I posted a question I found at Chronicles of Munchkin Land , which asked:
What should exclude parents from adopting and/or can you still be a “good” parent/person after a big mistake? … So, what should automatically exclude someone from adopting?
I believe all adoptive... Begin at the Beginning
June 18, 2009, 10:53 pm
The question always comes up: Where should I start?
And the answer is always the same: Research, research, research!
I researched adoption for two years. My husband and I were married in 2002. We told each other that we wanted to be married for a year before we talked kids. I told him that... Can You Close Your Adoption?
May 31, 2009, 8:03 pm
I've talked about the appropriate reasons and not-so-appropriate reasons that adoptive parents may choose to close a once-open adoption. And so the question remains: can you, as a birth parent, close the adoption? Or, perhaps, the question should be: should you, as a birth parnet, close the...
Estimating the Economic Cost of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol abuse and its related problems cost society many billions of dollars each year (1,2,3,4). Estimates of the economic costs of alcohol abuse attempt to assess in monetary terms the damage that results from the misuse of alcohol.
Substance Abuse and Child Abuse - Adoption Library. Articles ...
Alcohol Abuse Is Widespread With all the media hype on "the war on drugs," we tend to lose sight of the fact that alcohol abuse is the more common problem. The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) ...
Alcohol Abuse And Adopted Persons - Adoption Encyclopedia
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Impact of Alcohol Use - Alcohol, Conception, Cycles, Diagnosis
... either by alcohol's direct interference with regulation of hormones or indirectly through other disorders related to alcohol abuse, such as liver disease, pancreatic disease, or malnutrition. Impact of Alcohol Use; Impact of Lifestyle Choices;