Questions About Alcohol and Drugs – NowWeKnow Offers Better Answers

Questions About Alcohol and Drugs – NowWeKnow Offers Better Answers

Questions about alcohol and drugs?

Introducing NowWeKnow – a new FREE app providing better answers to common questions about Alcohol Abuse | Drug Addiction Treatment | Marijuana Use by Teens | Secondhand Drinking | Mental Illness | Substance Abuse Prevention | Codependency | Underage Drinking and more.

Better answers?


Why better?

Because they are based on science, science simplified so it can be easily understood by the non-scientist.

And, where is this science coming from?

Thanks to advancements in imaging technologies and the funding and collaborative research efforts of the Decade of the Brain (1990s) and the Decade of Discovery (2000s) –  likened to those of the decade of the 1960s when President Kennedy challenged the country to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade (and we did it!) – there’s been an explosion in brain and addiction-related research and discovery. This research – these discoveries – is/are nothing short of profound. It’s changing the conversations.


NowWeKnow – the Free app providing better (science based) answers to questions about alcohol and drugs.

When we recall what it was like to:

watch three men in a space capsule blast through the earth’s atmosphere, two of them to land on the moon while the third one did lunar orbits, the two to get out of the moon landing capsule, speak so we could hear them on our TVs and radios at home, have them get back in the lunar landing capsule, lift off the moon and reconnect with the orbiting capsule, re-enter the earth’s atmosphere, land in the Pacific Ocean and walk away

…all at a time when a simple computer required about three living-rooms of space – we get some idea of the times we are in with regards to understanding the issues listed in the opening paragraph.

As Armstrong said when he stepped onto the moon’s surface, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” we are in that giant leap for answers to questions about alcohol and drugs that previously defied logic.

This research is being conducted and/or reported by scores of national and international agencies and organizations, including the:

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
World Health Organization (WHO)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA)
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).


About the App – NowWeKnow – Providing Better (Science Based) Answers About Alcohol and Drugs

Do you worry about a friend’s drinking? Wonder about secondhand drinking? Are you taking more Vicodin than prescribed? Do you think addiction is a choice? Can teens really become alcoholics | addicts or is it just a phase? Do you think depression is real?

There’s a whole new body of brain and addiction-related research that’s shedding new light on these age-old questions. We now know:

  • Approximately 19M adults live with major depression–a serious medical illness.
  • Young adults 18-20 have the highest rate of alcoholism of any age group in the U.S.
  • Addiction is a brain disease that renders “choice” impossible if the person with the disease uses any amount of the drug or alcohol to which they’re addicted.
  • Taking more of any medication than is prescribed is a sign of drug abuse.
  • Secondhand drinking is what happens to the person on the receiving end of someone’s drinking behaviors (DUI, verbal abuse)
  • It only takes 5 ounces of wine to equal one “standard drink.”

Disagree? Want to know more? It’s all at NowWeKnow–the official app of Lisa Frederiksen and

  • Find quick facts about drinking alcohol | drug use | mental illness | secondhand drinking | addiction treatment | recovery | and related topics.
  • Listen to podcast interviews.
  • Watch short videos.
  • Get the most reliable answers based on the most current, expert research.

Try It – It’s Free

Click here to download this free app from either the Apple Store (iPhone, iPad, iTuens) or Google Play (Android, Tablet). NowWeKnow is the official app of Lisa Frederiksen and


Lisa Frederiksen

Lisa Frederiksen

Author | Speaker | Consultant | Founder at
Lisa is the author of hundreds of articles and 11 books, including "If You Loved Me, You'd Stop!," "Addiction Recovery: What Helps, What Doesn't," and "Secondhand Drinking: the Phenomenon That Affects Millions." She is a national keynote speaker with over 25 years speaking experience, consultant, and founder of She has spent more than 14 years studying 21st century brain research in order to write, speak, and consult on substance use disorders prevention, intervention and treatment; mental disorders; addiction (aka substance use disorders) as a brain disease; adolescent addiction treatment vs adult addiction treatment; effective treatment for co-occurring disorders (having both a substance use and mental disorder); secondhand drinking | drugging; help for the family; and related subjects. In 2015, she founded SHD Prevention, providing training and consulting to companies, public agencies, unions, nonprofits and other entities to address the workplace impacts of employee secondhand drinking and alcohol misuse.
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10 Responses to Questions About Alcohol and Drugs – NowWeKnow Offers Better Answers

  1. Lisa! This is really exciting stuff. What a great idea to get all this terrific information out on people’s phones where they can access it at any time. So happy for you, and even more so for all who will benefit in so many ways from this! Thanks for all you do…..

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Congrats on your new app! It looks amazing and I’m going right now to download it to my iphone. This new technology is a wonderful way to spread the word and give people the information that will help them have healthy, meaningful lives. Thanks for all that you are doing!!

  3. Herby Bell says:

    You know, it’s one thing to know and another to find channels of communication to share the knowledge and make a difference. As I observe the MAJORITY of humans in my day-to-day existence consulting their hand-held devices for better ways to navigate through this increasingly complex life, translating your essential work to this platform is: GENIUS.

    Now I’m a boomer and sometimes that can be a bummer when coming up to speed on these things, but I have downloaded NowWeKnow without a glitch and I am super impressed with the depth and breadth of the ever evolving content.

    I ENTIRELY dig this and am so grateful for you, Lisa Frederiksen as I pass this App on to friends, family and my world with pride and joy thinking, “Holy cow, I actually know the progenitor of this fantastic resource.”

    • Thank you, thank you Herby! I so appreciate your enthusiasm for this App and your sharing it with those in your world. As you start to use it – if you have any thoughts or suggestions for changes, please let me know – thanks, again!

  4. Hey Lisa!
    I just emailed the article to myself to remind me to download the app tomorrow. Damn slick, if you ask me. Can’t wait to load ‘er up and peruse. You’re always coming up with cool shtuff, and it’s appreciated. I’ll be sure to share your piece on Chipur. My readers need to know about the app (and your good work)…

    • Hey Bill – I can’t wait to hear what you think of it once you’ve start using it. I really hope it helps with sharing some of this science in an approachable manner and can make a difference in how we understand and talk about these very important issues – educate and intervene early :)! Thanks so much for your support and sharing this with your readers, as well!

  5. Jody Lamb says:

    Lisa, just when I thought you couldn’t get any more brilliant. The app is awesome. Thank you, Lisa, for everything you’re doing to educate people about addiction.

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