To find this and previous JAMA Patient Pages, go to the Patient Page
link on JAMA's Web site at http://www.jama.com. A JAMA Patient Page on the health benefits and dangers of alcohol
use was published in the January 6, 1999, issue, and one on alcohol abuse
and alcoholism was published in the April 14, 1999, issue. JAMA Patient Pages
on drug abuse (March 8, 2000), cocaine addiction (February 2, 2002), and opioid
abuse (September 15, 2004) are also available.