Alcohol consumed is removed from the blood by a combination of excretion, metabolism and evaporation. A small fraction is excreted through sweat, urine and breath. Breath analysis test will reveal if a person is drunk or not. Breathalyzer is the machine used to check the alcohol content in the breath especially while driving. If found negative, more reliable urine and blood tests can be done. In the case of drugs, a person should not be tested too soon or too late to detect the presence of drug in urine. The presence of drug is affected by several factors like body mass, the amount and frequency of usage, the metabolic rate of the person, age, pH of urine etc. Athletes use drugs to enhance their performance which in turn is difficult to detect through urine test. Erythropoietin, the drug which boosts the red cell counts significantly improves the performance of athletes.

Website Listings

Accelerated Recovery Centers

Jun 23, 2010 |

Providing alcohol abuse treatment for alcoholism recovery. The program is a non 12 step program.

Agape Center

Jun 23, 2010 |

Recovering place for alcoholics and other chemically dependent persons. Meeting schedules, groups, pictures, literature, and a directory of Alcoholics Anonymous and related Web sites.

Alcohol, Temperance and Prohibition

Jun 23, 2010 |

Provides images of broadsides, sheet music, pamphlets and government publications about the history of alcoholism, and how the media was used for spreading ideas and information.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Jun 23, 2010 |

Information about the organization and alcoholism. Provides information for professionals and lists of meeting locations. In English, French, and Spanish.

Alcoholics for Christ

Jun 23, 2010 |

Christian fellowship that ministers to three groups: alcoholics or substance abusers, family members, and adult children.

Drink Aware

Jun 23, 2010 |

Raising awareness about alcohol, health issues, legislation and drinking. Find useful information on binge drinking, hangover remedies and the health effects of alcohol.

International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)

Jun 23, 2010 |

Aims to reduce the abuse of alcohol worldwide and promote understanding of the role of alcohol in society.

Moderation Management

Jun 23, 2010 |

National groups for people who want to reduce their drinking to a level which no longer causes life problems.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

Jun 23, 2010 |

Advocates for children and families affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies.