Alcohol Abuse




Alcohol problems can affect every one of us regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, place of residence, income level or lifestyle. The estimated economic cost of alcohol abuse in 1998 was $184.6 billion or $638 for every man, woman, and child in the United States. If you are afraid that you or someone close to you abuses or are dependent on alcohol, you are not alone. Help is available and many people have received help and are leading healthy, productive, and alcohol-free lives.



Alcohol Abuse
Using graphics and animations, this self-paced learning series offers insight into the social problem of alcohol abuse. Topics include Defining Abuse, Impact on Health, Relationship to Crime, Economic Impact, Trying to Help, and others.


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Maine Office of Substance Abuse
The state agency primarily responsible for alcohol and drug abuse reduction. This website contains a description of prevention and treatment resources available for Maine residents, along with a host of other informational items.


National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
PREVLINE – Prevention Online
Comprehensive site on Alcohol and Drug Abuse issues. A great deal of information is available through their menu system concerning alcohol and drug facts, substance abuse and the workplace, and culturally specific substance abuse issues. Their multimedia channel brings audio and video recorded events right to your desktop.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – Publications
Several useful publications including information on alcohol abuse and its impact on family members.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Host of information about alcoholism and the AA program. Info provided in English, Spanish, and French.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Directories of service providers in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health fields.