Alcohol Awareness Month serves to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of alcohol abuse and to destigmatize the disease of addiction. To learn more, please visit any of the resources below. FOR MORE INFO & HELPFUL LINKS, VISIT THE POST ON MY BLOG
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems. https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
Alcohol.org (a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers) is a comprehensive resource for research based information on the nature of alcohol abuse and addiction. They offer helpful resources on how to help an alcoholic by identifying the risk factors, how alcoholism is diagnosed, and what effective treatment looks like.
PREVENTION RESOURCES | SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Prevention and early intervention strategies can reduce the impact of substance use and mental disorders. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) prevention and early intervention efforts promote evidence-based decision-making. They offer a variety of substance use disorder prevention tools and resources.
If you or a loved one may be abusing alcohol and are looking for support, you are not alone. The following organizations can help. Please note that Drizly is not directly affiliated with any of the organizations below. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please dial 911.
A global community of free mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.