Alcohol Abuse

National Audiovisual Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

The National Audiovisual Center (NAC) is the central source for purchasing or renting the more than 8,000 Federally produced audiovisual programs available to the public. Requests for information may be made by mail or telephone. Catalogs and referrals to free loan sources are provided free of charge. Several of the catalogs cover health-related topics, including such areas as alcohol and drug abuse, dentistry, emergency medical services, industrial safety, medicine, and nursing. The Center uses a master Data File to research audiovisual availability. DATABASE: The Center maintains a data file containing information on all audiovisual materials produced by the Federal Government which are available to the public.

Review Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) consists of nine divisions that support a variety of activities that improve the nation's health by preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. Program activities include supporting states’ implementation of public health programs; public health surveillance; translation research; and developing tools and resources for stakeholders at the national, state, and community levels. The Center’s surveillance activities provide data and statistics relevant to each of its program areas.

Review Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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NIDA Research Dissemination Center

NIDA Drug Pubs Research Dissemination Center distributes materials to virtually all audiences: drug abuse researchers, health professionals, teachers, advocacy groups, teenagers and the general public. Anyone interested in receiving the latest scientific information about drug abuse and addiction can call 1-877-NIDA-NIH (1-877-643-2644), or 1-240-645-0228 (TDD). Order requests can be placed online or can also be e-mailed or faxed to 240-645-0227.

Review Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. NIAAA also provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the severe and often fatal consequences of these problems by: conducting and supporting research directed at determining the causes of alcoholism, discovering how alcohol damages the organs of the body, and developing prevention and treatment strategies for application in the Nation's health care system; supporting and conducting research across a wide range of scientific areas; conducting policy studies that have broad implications for alcohol problem prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities; conducting epidemiological studies; collaborating with other research institutes and Federal programs relevant to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and providing coordination for Federal alcohol abuse and alcoholism research activities; maintaining continuing relationships with institutions, professional and voluntary associations at international, national, state and local levels engaged in alcohol-related work; and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

Review Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011

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

Inquiries on mental health, drug abuse, or alcohol can be directed to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) , formerly the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA). Requests for publications should be directed to the information offices listed in the General Notes (GN) field of this database record.

Review Date: Monday, June 13, 2011

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Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is a nationwide resource for addiction-related information funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). They develop the workforce by transferring the latest in addiction science and research to providers of community treatment services. Their vision is to unify science, education and services to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug addictions.Serving the 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Islands, the ATTC Network operates as 14 individual Regional Centers and a National Office.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters, Inc.

Al-Anon is a mutual support program for persons who are affected by the compulsive drinking of a family member or friend. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, helps teenage sons and daughters of alcoholics to cope with problems in their homes. Groups provide direct services to individuals, family and friends of alcoholics, by providing information on alcoholism and sharing experience in coping with the disease, and by providing the opportunity to learn to grow spiritually. Al-Anon's program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.

Review Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; the Organization is self-supporting through member contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not want to engage in any controversy, and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The primary purpose of members is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. AA was founded in 1935 and currently has over 2 million members.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Center of Alcohol Studies

The Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS), founded in the early 1940s, conducts research on alcohol, and other substance use/abuse, disseminates information, and engages in professional and public education. The Library acquires, organizes, and disseminates scientific and technical bibliographic and textual information on alcohol; and houses a major collection of books, periodicals, dissertations, and other materials pertaining to alcohol studies. The library is open to researchers, scholars, and students; it includes the Master Catalog of Alcohol Literature, which lists the world's scholarly literature on alcohol studies since the 15th century; the Classified Abstract Archives of the Alcohol Literature, which covers 1935-1976; the McCarthy Memorial Collection of alcohol research documents; and a collection of questionnaires, interview schedules, and survey forms used in research on drinking and alcoholism. The library's bibliographic database of over 70,000 citations to alcohol/drug research and educational literature is available online at

Review Date: Friday, January 16, 2009

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Families Anonymous, Inc.

Families Anonymous (FA) was founded in 1971 as a mutual support group for families of people involved in drug abuse and related behavioral problems. Group meetings and discussions are modeled on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and focus on providing emotional support for the member rather than changing the behavior of the substance abuser. There are no fees or dues for group membership. Assistance is offered to people forming new FA groups.

Review Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery

The mission of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention is to support institutions of higher education (IHEs) in their efforts to combat illegal alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and its consequences, including violence, in American colleges and universities primarily through the use of prevention strategies that focus on environmental, educational, and information dissemination strategies.

Review Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grass roots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide. MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

Review Date: Friday, April 29, 2011

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

Review Date: Thursday, January 08, 2015

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National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse, Inc.

A private non-profit membership organization, NAPAFASA is dedicated to addressing the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues of Asian and Pacific Islanders on the continental U.S., Hawaii, the six Pacific Island jurisdictions and elsewhere. The organization's goal is to promote health, social justice and reduce substance abuse and related problems in API communities. In addition to its members (individuals and agencies), NAPAFASA's serves the general public, service providers, government agencies, and private organizations.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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National Association for Children of Alcoholics

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to support and serve as a resource about children of alcoholics (COAs) of all ages. The association's goals are to join with others of like concerns to create more effective services in communities, to increase public awareness, and to provide training for those who want to help children of alcoholics. NACoA operates a national children of alcoholics clearinghouse for information.

Review Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2011

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National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

The mission of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) is to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives; assess what works in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement; encourage every individual and institution to take responsibility to combat substance abuse and addiction; provide those on the front lines with the tools they need to suceed; and remove the stigma of abuse and replace shame and despair with hope. The Center is located at Columbia University where all the professional disciplines (health policy, medicine, nursing, communications, economics, sociology, anthropology, law, law enforcement, business, religion, education) needed to study and combat all forms of substance abuse - illegal drugs, pills, alcohol and tobacco - are available.

Review Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, formed in 1978, is a national membership organization that represents grassroots organizations and individuals working to assist and empower battered women and their children. NCADV programs support and involve battered women of all social, racial, ethnic, religous and economic groups, ages, and lifestyles. Current projects address financial education for victims of domestic violence and cosmetic dentistry and plastic surgery to repair damage done during an assault by an intimate partner or spouse.The organization advocates to improve legislation and public policy which affect battered women and their children. Issues of focus include funding for programs, and housing and shelter eligibility. NCADV also promotes the development of programs that meet the special needs of battered women. NCADV sponsors national conferences to provide a forum for the exchange of program information and action plans. NCADV is also the creator of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October. NCADV produces and distributes fact sheets, posters, videocassettes and newsletters. There are fees for most products. General information packets are provided at no cost.

Review Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.(NCADD), founded in 1944, is a national, nonprofit organization combating alcoholism, other drug addictions, and related problems. NCADD's major programs include prevention and education, public information, public policy advocacy, and publications. NCADD's network of more than 100 State and local nonprofit affiliates conduct similar activities in their areas and provide information and referral services to families and individuals seeking help with an alcohol- or other drug-related problem. NCADD sponsors National Alcohol Awareness Month in April and Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week in May. NCADD operates a toll-free number, (800)NCA-CALL, for information about alcoholism and the name of the NCADD affiliate in your area.

Review Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is the leading voice and resource of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) community. Founded in 1990, NOFAS is the only international non-profit organization committed solely to FASD primary prevention, advocacy and support. NOFAS seeks to create a global community free of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and a society supportive of individuals already living with FASD. NOFAS effectively increases public awareness and mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities and represents the interests of persons with FASD and their caregivers as the liaison to researchers and policymakers. By ensuring that FASD is broadly recognized as a developmental disability, NOFAS strives to reduce the stigma and improve the quality of life for affected individuals and families.

Review Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies collects and reports on national and state data to assist policymakers, treatment providers and patients make informed decisions regarding the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.

Review Date: Monday, September 26, 2011

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Phoenix House Center on Addiction and the Family

The Phoenix House Center on Addiction and the Family (COAF) – formerly the Children of Alcoholics Foundation – was established in 1982 to help children and adults from addicted families. COAF’s mission is to help children of all ages from alcoholic and substance abusing families reach their full potential by breaking the cycle of parental substance abuse and reducing the pain and problems that result from parental addiction. To realize this goal, COAF, an affiliate of Phoenix House since 1997, develops curriculum and other educational materials, writes reports, provides information about parental substance abuse for the general public, trains professionals, and promotes research.

Review Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011

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The Partnership at

The Partnership at is a drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults. The main focus of this organization is to prevent illicit drug use among the Nation's youth through the use of media communication. PDFA has launched several well-known national, anti-drug advertising campaigns it is efforts to reduce demand for illicit drugs in America. The Partnership is a private, non-profit, non-partisan coalition of professionals from the communications industry.

Review Date: Thursday, November 04, 2010

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