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.
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.
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.
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Publications
Several useful publications including information on alcohol
abuse and its impact on family members.
Host of information about alcoholism and the AA program. Info
provided in English, Spanish, and French.
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Directories of service providers in the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health fields.