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Alcohol Use: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about cutting back on alcohol.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

There are many reasons to cut down or stop drinking, such as improving your health or getting along better with your family. Learn more about the benefits of drinking in moderation.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

Talk to your child about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Knowing the facts will help your child make healthy choices.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Alcohol Awareness Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices.

Review Date: March 09, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A Message to Teenagers...How To Tell When Drinking Is Becoming a Problem- (PDF)

These 12 questions have been prepared to help teenagers who drink alcohol to decide whether they might have a drinking problem. A "yes" answer to any one of these questions can indicate a serious problem and the need to get help.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous

Above the Influence

The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs, pills, and alcohol.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House

Alcohol Spending Calculator

Use this tool to calculate how much you spend on alcoholic drinks per week, month, and year.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Alcohol Treatment Programs

If you think you have a problem with alcohol addiction, use this locator to find a treatment program near you.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Join Together

Alcohol Use in Older People

Alcohol may act differently in older people than in younger people and could become a problem. Learn about mixing alcohol with some medicines, and where to get help if you or someone you know wants to cut back or stop drinking.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

Learn why pregnant women should not drink alcohol at any time during pregnancy.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue

There are times and ways to drink that are safer than others. Every woman is different. Learn how alcohol can affect a woman’s health and safety.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Alcohol: Myths and Truths

Think you know everything about alcohol? Here are some common myths debunked.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

The Partnership at Drugfree.org

AlcoholScreening.org

Is the way or amount I drink harming my health? Should I cut down on my drinking? Answering these questions will take only a few minutes, and will give you personalized results based on your age, gender and drinking patterns.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Join Together

Beyond Hangovers: Understanding Alcohol’s Impact on Your Health

Alcohol affects people differently. This brochure is designed to offer you guidance based on the latest research on alcohol’s effect on your health.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

Learn about the dangers of mixing alcohol and energy drinks.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CDC Vital Signs Report: Alcohol Screening and Counseling

Alcohol screening and counseling reduces the risk of drinking too much, but most adults haven’t talked with their doctor about how much alcohol they drink. Find out how health professionals, states, and communities can help promote alcohol screening for adult patients.

Review Date: March 28, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CDC Vitalsigns: Binge Drinking

Drinking too much, including binge drinking, causes more than 79,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and is a leading preventable cause of death. Reducing the marketing of alcohol to teens and young adults is one intervention that states can use to combat binge drinking.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CDC Vitalsigns: Drinking and Driving, A Threat to Everyone

Find out about the proven ways to prevent people from drinking and driving. Read the facts, choose not to drink and drive, and help others to do the same.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

College Drinking: Facts about Alcohol Poisoning

Do you know about the dangers of alcohol poisoning? Sadly enough, too many college students say they wish they would have sought medical treatment for a friend. Many end up feeling responsible for alcohol-related tragedies that could easily have been prevented.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Cool Spot: The Young Teen's Place for Information on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure

The Cool Spot offers young teens online quizzes, games and tips to help them learn about alcohol and resist peer pressure to drink.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide for African Americans- (PDF)

Drug and alcohol use can lead to risky behaviors that can increase your exposure to HIV/AIDS. This brochure for African Americans discusses the issue of substance abuse and HIV.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fall Semester - A Time for Parents to Revisit Discussions about College Drinking

As the fall semester begins, parents can use this important time to help prepare their college-age sons and daughters by talking with them about the consequences of excessive drinking.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Family History of Alcoholism: Are You at Risk?

Many people have a parent, grandparent, or other close relative with alcoholism. Learn what your family's history of alcoholism means for you and what you can do to lower your risk of alcoholism.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Find a Facility in Your State for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment

To locate the drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs nearest you, find your State on the map and click on it.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find An A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) Meeting

Locate Alcohol Anonymous offices for information on local meetings in the U.S. and Canada.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous

Handling Urges to Drink

This short module offers a recognize-avoid-cope approach to change unhelpful thinking patterns and reactions. It also provides worksheets to uncover the nature of your urges to drink, and to make a plan for handling them.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

How Are Alcohol and Drugs Affecting Your Life? Self-Test For Teenagers

This online self-test can help teens decide if they are at risk for developing alcoholism and/or dependence on another drug.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

How to Locate a Meeting: Al-Anon/Alateen

Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are held in local communities to help families of alcoholics. Search these listings to find information and meetings held in your area, and throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters, Inc.

Is AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) for You?

This online questionnaire is designed to help you determine if you have a drinking problem, and if you need the services provided by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous

Is Al-Anon For You?

These three self-quizzes can help you decide if Al-Anon may be of help if you are troubled by the alcohol use of someone close to you.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters, Inc.

NACoA - Just for Kids

This site helps kids learn how alcohol and other drugs hurt everyone in a family. Get tips on how to feel safer and less stressed out, deal with hassles at home, and find hope, even if your parents don't change.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Need Treatment or Help? Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs

Find drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs and facilities, helplines, and recovery assistance.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Pros and Cons of Changing Your Drinking Habits

It's up to you as to whether and when to change your drinking. Other people may be able to help, but in the end, it's your decision. Weighing your pros and cons can help.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Recovery and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families

This webcast explores alcohol and drug addiction among veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder and other contributing stressors, and the effect of addiction on families. Addiction treatment issues, and the service options available to vets and their families, are discussed too.

Review Date: February 15, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health

This site provides information on how your drinking habits affect your health, and provides tools and strategies for cutting back on alcohol.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Rethinking Drinking: Reminder Strategies

Find reminder strategies here to help you cut back on your alcohol consumption.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Rethinking Drinking: Wallet Cards

Use these wallet cards to help you keep track of, and cut down on, your alcohol consumption.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Six Parenting Practices: Help Reduce the Chances Your Child Will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem- (PDF)

These six practices include: being a good role model, knowing your child's friends, setting boundaries, having ongoing conversations with your child about drugs and alcohol, and more.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications

Find publications offering information on substance abuse and mental health issues, treatment, prevention, and recovery. Ordering information provided.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse Quiz

Answer these questions to test your knowledge about drugs and alcohol.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) is a disease typically associated with chronic alcoholism, but can also be associated with malnutrition or other conditions which cause nutritional deficiencies. Learn about WKS causes, symptoms, treatment, family and caregiving issues.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Family Caregiver Alliance

What I Need to Know About Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. A liver with too much scar tissue cannot work properly. Learn what you can do to prevent cirrhosis or keep it from getting worse if you already have liver disease.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What to Look for - Signs and Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

If you’re worried that your son or daughter might be abusing alcohol or drugs, learn the warning signs and how to find help and support for yourself.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

What's Your Drinking Pattern?

Answer these questions to find out how your drinking pattern compares to those of other U.S. adults.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA