Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse
[Dewey numbers: 362.292; 363.41; 394.13; 613.81; 616.861]
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Prevline: 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.
Alcoholism (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.
Alcohol 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.) - http://www.aa.org
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.
A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges - http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/Reports/TaskForce/TaskForce_TOC.aspx
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."
Alcohol 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.
Alateen - http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/alateen.html
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.
Addiction 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 abuse. Searchable.
California 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 of Transportation.

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