and Alcohol Abuse
numbers: 362.292; 363.41; 394.13; 613.81; 616.861]
Alcohol - http://health.org/catalog/ordersystem2.aspx?topic=3
This Web site is maintained by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration of the federal Dept. of Health and Human Services and provides
online information on all aspects of alcohol and drug abuse. Links are
provided to various publications of the department.
(Yahoo!) - http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Alcoholism/
Yahoo's links to site about the topic of alcoholism. Subcategories include:
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Personal Experience; and Support Groups.
Dependence (Alcoholism) - http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-sb01.html
Internet Mental Health provides information related to the psychology of
alcoholism. Includes description, diagnosis, treatment and research data,
plus booklets and magazine articles. An excellent collection of informational
resources on this topic!
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)
Alcoholics Anonymous invites those whose lives are troubled with alcohol
and who seek anonymity while attempting to solve common problems to browse
through this easily navigable site for help. Many sections lead to self-examination,
such as: Is A.A. for You?; Do you think you're different?; A Newcomer Asks…;
and A Message to Teenagers; and the short quiz for teenagers. Others include
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and a directory of offices, answering
services, and groups in the United States and Canada. The site may be viewed
in English, Spanish, or French.
National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
The institute offers a wealth of material here including some abstract
and full-text articles from such NIAAA publications as Alcohol Alert, Alcohol
Health & Research World, Alcohol Treatment Assessment Instruments,
and many more. Also provided are press releases, FAQ's, information on
research programs and conferences, and links to the ETOH (Alcohol and Alcohol
Problems Science) and MEDLINE databases.
Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges
This report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Task Force on College Drinking "describes our new understanding of dangerous
drinking behavior by college students and its consequences for both drinkers
and nondrinkers. Rather than debate how many drink how much, the Task Force
focused on the consequences. What it found challenges many common assumptions
about the size and nature of the problem."
Studies Database - http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/alcohol_studies/alcohol/
This is a searchable collection of over 60,000 citations to journal articles,
books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual
materials. "The primary focus of the database is on research and professional
materials dealing with beverage alcohol, its use and related consequences."
From the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies Library.
This site provides help, hope, and resources for young Al-Anon members,
usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
The Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts are listed; Meeting
Info is a directory of the Al-Anon and Alateen groups around the
world; there are thoughtful excerpts from alateentalk; and the Hope and
Help section offers quizzes to help the reader determine whether Al-Anon
is for them.
Alcohol and Other
Drug Information for Teens - http://www.child.net/drugalc.htm
The site gives answers to troublesome questions about substance abuse which
teenagers are likely to struggle with daily. Many related links are listed
providing straight facts and immediate help when a teen's life becomes
unmanageable because of abuse of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Quick Test
helps teens identify possible problems. Other links direct attention to
resources from the community-at-large, offering a variety of sources and
assistance, such as NEED HELP?; Call these Hotlines!; Teen City; and more.
Search - http://www.addictionsearch.com/addictionsearch/
A directory of links organized into nine categories: news, the addictions,
populations, treatment, statistics, social issues, organizations, and harm
reduction (chiefly government and organizational sites). A great place
to begin researching alcoholism, drug abuse, or other types of substance
DUI: A Drunk Driving Law Guide - http://www.drunkdriving-california.org/
This site is aimed at the California driver who has been arrested and charged
with DUI (driving while under the influence). It offers information about
the specific crimes and sentences related to drunk driving, ways to estimate
blood alcohol levels, information about getting copies of your driving
record, and much more. It has links to information from the California
Highway Patrol, the Automobile Club of America, and the U.S. Department
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October 19, 2002.
Tom Kaun, Library Media Teacher -- The Bessie Chin Library
@ Redwood High School, 395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939 -- 415.945.3662