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Rethinking Drinking Info and Helpful Links

Information resources

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism — For information on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems from the lead U.S. research agency on alcohol and health: 301-443-3860.

Sample publications for the public:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — For information about substance abuse prevention and treatment services:

National Institute on Drug Abuse — For information about other drug problems that often co-exist with alcohol problems: 301-443-1124.

National Institute of Mental Health — For information on problems such as anxiety and depression that can co-exist with alcohol problems: 866-615-6464.

Professional help

Your regular doctor

Primary care and mental health practitioners can provide effective alcoholism treatment by combining new medications with a series of brief counseling visits. See Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much.

Specialists in alcoholism

For specialty addiction treatment options, contact your doctor, health insurance company, local health department, or employee assistance program, or the Treatment Facility Locator (1-800-662-4357). In addition, these professional organizations can help you find medical or non-medical addiction specialists in your area:

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry - 401-524-3076

American Psychological Association - 800-964-2000 (ask for your state's referral number to find psychologists with addiction specialties)

American Society of Addiction Medicine - 301-656-3920 (ask for the phone number of your state's chapter for referrals)

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - 800-548-0497

National Association of Social Workers (search for social workers with addiction specialties)

Mutual-help groups

You may need to try out several groups before finding one that's comfortable for you.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - 212-870-3400 (or check your local phone directory under "Alcoholism")

Moderation Management - 212-871-0974

Secular Organizations for Sobriety - 323-666-4295

SMART Recovery - 440-951-5357

Women for Sobriety - 215-536-8026

Groups for family and friends

Al-Anon/Alateen - 888-425-2666 for meetings

Adult Children of Alcoholics - 310-534-1815

Addiction Weblinks

Research Sites

Rethinking Thinking | http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/ToolsResources/Resources.asp

State and Territory Tobbaco Control Plans | http://www.astho.org/Programs/Prevention/Tobacco/_Materials/State---Territory-Tobacco-Prevention-Websites/

NACCHO Tobacco Use and Control | http://www.naccho.org/topics/HPDP/tobacco/index.cfm

Tobacoo Technical Assistance Consortium | http://www.ttac.org/index.html

National Clearinghouse On Alcohol and Drug Information | http://ncadi.samhsa.gov

Project CORK | http://www.projectcork.org/

Alcohol and Drug Institute Library | http://lib.adai.washington.edu/linksearch.htm

National Institute on Drug Abuse | http://www.nida.nih.gov/

National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse | http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | http://www.samhsa.gov/

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment | http://csat.samhsa.gov/

Addiction Technology Transfer Centers | http://www.nattc.org Click on Resources, Links, publications of each regional center.

College binge drinking sites

H. Wesley Perkins, Ph.D. | http://people.hws.edu/perkins/

Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D. | http://www.alanberkowitz.com/papers.html

National Social Norms Institute | http://www.socialnorm.org/

Higher Education Center | http://www.higheredcenter.org/socialnorms/

College Drinking | http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/

College Alcohol Study | http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/cas/

Harm Reduction Model

Harm Reduction Coalition | http://www.harmreduction.org/

Harm Reduction | http://www.drugpolicy.org/reducingharm/

Harm Reduction International | http://www.ihra.net/

National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery | http://www.methadone.org/

Moderation Management | http://www.moderation.org/

Online Library of Drug Policy | http://www.druglibrary.org/

Decriminalization documents

Stanton Peele Addiction Website | http://www.peele.net/ Click on “resource library”

Self Help Groups

New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse | http://www.selfhelpgroups.org/

Twelve Step Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous | http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous History Sites | http://www.dickb.com/links.shtml

Index of Alcoholics Anonymous History Pages | http://www.barefootsworld.net/aahistory.html

Silkworth | http://silkworth.net/sitemap.html

Narcotics Anonymous | http://www.na.org/

Comprehensive Set of Links to 12-step programs | http://www.stanice.com/links.html

NarAnon | http://nar-anon.org/index.html

Al-Anon | http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Gamblers Anonymous | http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/

Anti AA Documents | http://www.morerevealed.com/library/index.html

The Orange Papers | http://www.orange-papers.org/

NON Twelve-Step Recovery Fellowships

Women for Sobriety | http://www.womenforsobriety.org/

SMART Recovery – fellowship based on rational-emotive behavior therapy | http://www.smartrecovery.org/

Secular Recovery Site | http://www.unhooked.com/index.htm

Secular Organizations for Sobriety | http://www.cfiwest.org/sos/index.htm

Specific counseling techniques/modalities other than 12-step

Egan skilled helper model | http://www.gp-training.net/training/communication_skills/mentoring/egan.htm

Egan, strengths perspective, application to family | http://www.priory.com/psych/familywork.htm

Motivational Interviewing | http://www.motivationalinterview.org/


MI newsletter | http://www.motivationalinterview.org/mint/

Critique of Stages of Change model | http://her.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/20/2/244

National Assoc. of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists | http://www.nacbt.org/whatiscbt.htm

Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy | http://www.rebt.org/

Brief Interventions | http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/BKD341/

Buprenorphine | http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/

Buprenorphine | http://www.naabt.org

Brief counseling for marijuana abuse | http://kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/bmdc.pdf

Therapeutic Community Model





England and Europe: very different meaning of therapeutic community.



The New Recovery Management/Advocacy Model

Recovery Advocacy site | http://www.werecover.org/

William White – recovery management model | http://www.nattc.org/recoveryresourc/docs/RecoveryManagement.pdf



Professional and Research Organizations

Society for Prevention Research | http://www.preventionresearch.org/

CESAR Center for Substance Abuse Research | http://www.cesar.umd.edu/

Canadian Center on Substance Abuse | http://www.ccsa.ca

College on Problems of Drug Dependence | http://www.cpdd.vcu.edu/

Drug Enforcement Administration | http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/

RAND Corporation Drug Research Site | http://www.rand.org/multi/dprc/

Join Together coalition | http://www.jointogether.org/

Join Together | http://www.jointogether.org

Asian Pacific Families Against Substance Abuse | http://www.napafasa.org/

NASADAD – State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors | http://www.nasadad.org/

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence | http://www.ncadd.org/

Society for Study of Addiction – Great Britain | http://www.addiction-ssa.org/

American Society for Addiction Medicine | http://www.asam.org/

AMERSA | http://www.amersa.org/

Association for Addiction Professionals | http://naadac.org/


Addiction Search Engine | http://www.addictionsearch.com/index.php

Addiction Treatment Watchdog | http://www.atwatchdog.org/

Internet Addiction | http://netaddiction.com/

Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Studies | http://www.datos.org/

Clare Sterk – cultural construction of drug use | http://www.emory.edu/SENATE/facultycou/fac_cmtes/DFL%202003%20Lecture.pdf

Addiction Professional Magazine | http://www.addictionpro.com


ASAM overview of patient placement criteria | http://coce.samhsa.gov/cod_resources/PDF/ASAMPatientPlacementCriteriaOverview5-05.pdf

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