Editorial| Volume 20, ISSUE 5, P203-204, October 2006

Alcohol Awareness

      INTERESTINGLY, IN EARLY April, I was sitting in a café, sipping coffee (my addiction), and writing this editorial when I was distracted by a young woman abruptly falling to the ground. I wasn't the only one to spring to the rescue, and being in a different country, I deferred to those who knew the environment the best thing to do to assist the woman. As it turned out, the woman was not having an epileptic seizure as first considered but rather was in an alcoholic stupor; she still insisted on continuing her drinking spree. I was debating the focus of the editorial from April being the Alcohol Awareness month to another topic recently suggested by one of the readers. Everything happens for a reason … and thus this editorial.
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        • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
        Alcoholism and drug dependence are America's number one health problem.
        (Retrieved April 20, 2006, from)
        Date: 2006
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