HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol

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Readers Digest HAMS in Reader's Digest March 2014 "I like to drink," says Jane, 54, who asked that her last name be withheld to protect her privacy. "I like the buzz." Losing her job in 2008 led the Virginia businesswoman to seek comfort in alcohol. "I didn't realize how much my identity was wrapped up in work. When I didn't have it, I was lost," she says. She liked to have a glass or two of wine at night to unwind, but over a year and a half, she switched from wine to vodka, polishing off up to a pint in a sitting.
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Sage Encyclopedia of Alcohol HAMS in the Sage Encyclopedia of Alcohol January 2015 The HAMS Harm Reduction Network, Inc. is a free-of-charge, lay-led informational and support group for people who wish to make any positive change in their drinking habits ranging from safer drinking to reduced drinking to quitting alcohol altogether. HAMS is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation founded by Kenneth Anderson in the state of New York in 2007. The acronym HAMS stands for harm reduction, abstinence, and moderation support.
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The Fix HAMS in The Fix March 27, 2013 Harm reduction is not a magic bullet to allow everyone to drink safely. HAMS is an option - a third way - for people who have been unable or unwilling to achieve either abstinence or moderation. We offer people a choice of goals - from safer drinking to reduced drinking to quitting altogether - and support for any positive change in drinking habits. For therapists seeking an alternative to AA and other programs for certain clients, we can be a valuable resource.
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The PRO TALK PRO TALK articles by HAMS founder Kenneth Anderson on Rehabs.com
Criticism of the treatment industry and suggestions for evidence based interventions from Kenneth Anderson on The PRO TALK.
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Substance.com Substance.com articles by HAMS founder Kenneth Anderson January 15th, 2015 The Training Manual for US Addiction Counselors Is Full of Myths December 19th, 2014 Intoxicants in the Islamic World: A Rich and Telling History November 17th, 2014 Enough of the Media Distortions: Senior Citizens Are at Low Risk of Addiction October 24th, 2014 Addiction Treatment: Who Gets It and Who Needs It? May 15th, 2014 Guess What? Harm Reduction Is a Common Path to Abstinence From Alcohol Substance.com

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