Alcohol is a liquid that can be the active principle of intoxicating drinks, such as beer, wine, whiskey, gin, vodka,or any other intoxicating liquor.
The program is Adult Children of Alcoholics. The term “adult child” is used to describe adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes and who exhibit identifiable traits that reveal past abuse or neglect. The group includes adults raised in homes without the presence of alcohol or drugs. These ACA members have the trademark presence of abuse, shame, and abandonment found in alcoholic homes. This group’s 30 years of experience has shown that adult children who attend our meetings, work the Twelve Steps, and find a Higher Power experience astonishing improvement in body, mind, and spirit. Ours is one of the few Twelve Step fellowships that embraces the difficult task of trauma work, which can often lead to an exciting journey to the Inner Child or True Self. Along with sponsorship, we encourage informed counseling to help the adult child accomplish the greatest level of emotional healing from an abusive upbringing.
We seek changes in alcohol corporations and their products, promotions, and practices, alcohol policies, regulations, and enforcement. We bring research, policy, media, and advocacy together; mobilize coalitions that include youth, adults, and various community leaders; and organize to enact, support, and advocate for alcohol policies that keep youth and communities safe and healthy.
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. Detailed, state-by-state, information is available for the 33 policies listed. APIS also provides a variety of informational resources of interest to alcohol policy researchers and others involved with alcohol policy issues.
The Center on Alcohol Marketing & Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention & action on industry practices that jeopardize the health & safety of Americas youth.
CollegeAIM—the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix—is a new resource to help schools address harmful and underage student drinking. Developed with leading college alcohol researchers and staff, it is an easy-to-use and comprehensive tool to identify effective alcohol interventions.
Created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
The FASD Center is a federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASD. This Web site provides information and resources about FASD.
The Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace was born from the realization of a former alcohol regulator, Pamela Erickson, that we could lose a good regulatory system out of ignorance.
A new media campaign featuring Hollywood actor Chaske Spencer (who plays Sam Uley in the Twilight Saga) encourages Native communities to address substance abuse by teens and young adults. The “I Strengthen My Nation” campaign empowers Native youth to resist drugs and alcohol and motivates parents to talk openly to their children about drug and alcohol use.
JADD is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under Open Access can be accessed by anyone.
A place where you can learn how alcohol and other drugs hurt everyone in a family, learn how to feel safer and less stressed out, find new ways to deal with hassles at home, and find hope, even if your parents don’t change.
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving, drugged driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local MADD victim advocates and our 24-Hour Victim Helpline 1-877-MADD-HELP.
Medical Amnesty legislation saves lives. Each year, thousands of young people tragically lose their lives to alcohol poisoning and other alcohol related unintentional injuries. In situations where a minor is in need of emergency medical attention, studies show the worry is more about getting in to trouble and receiving a Minor in Possession/Consumption of alcohol (MIP) ticket, instead of the well being of that person. As a result, lives are put at risk. Medical Amnesty legislation (911 Good Samaritan, 911 Lifeline) can eliminate these common fears by guaranteeing a limited immunity to the underage and intoxicated individuals who seek help for themselves or another individual who is in need of immediate medical attention.
Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes.
The people hurt most by drugs and alcohol don’t even use them; they are the CHILDREN of alcoholics and other drug dependent parents. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) believes that none of these vulnerable children should grow up in isolation and without support. NACoA is the national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.
NOFAS strives to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy and supports individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
The NIAAA Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one.
This directory provides links to school alcohol policies from thousands of U.S. colleges. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.
NIAAA, one of the nation’s leaders in the effort to reduce alcohol-related problems, provides alcohol-related publications in English and Spanish.
NIAAA Spectrum is NIAAA’s first-ever webzine. With engaging feature articles, short news updates, and colorful graphics, NIAAA Spectrum offers accessible and relevant information on NIAAA and the alcohol research field for a wide range of audiences. Each issue includes feature-length stories, news updates from the field, articles and photo essays, and an interview with an NIAAA staff member or alcohol researcher.
Considered a crisis situation in the United States, excessive drinking and binge drinking are problems that require serious attention. The detrimental effect it has on public safety is more than worthy of all the effort necessary to not only reduce it but eradicate it. More significant are the innocent lives that are impacted. This devastating impact ranges from financial cost, physical injuries and rehabilitation, and many times, fatalities.
To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by University of Illinois at Chicago’s Online Master of Science in Health Informatics degree program.
VetChange is a free self-management program for active duty military and Veterans concerned about their drinking. VetChange can help you build skills to better manage your drinking and other problems that can happen after deployment, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).