The Alcoholics Anonymous website helps consumers find AA meetings and more. From aa.org. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.
Find a local Al-Anon or Alateen meeting by using the map search. Or explore electronic virtual meetings. Support, hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.
The MedlinePlus ad-free website on Alcoholism and Alcohol Use Disorder is great starting point. Learn about alcoholism and alcohol dependence, resources (including how your doctor can help), sign and symptoms, planning an intervention, getting treatment, legal issues, special resources for men, women, children, and more.
Fact sheets from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of NIH. Frequently asked questions about alcoholism, whether it’s inherited, how to recognize and treat it, mixing alcohol and medications, drinking and pregnancy, binge drinking, college drinking, Covid-19 and alcohol, and more. Updated 2022.
Alcohol abuse resources and information from SAMHSA.gov, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
What should the public know about cancer? Read the latest “HINTS Briefs” from the National Cancer Institute. The HINTS are based on a regular Health Information National Trends Survey. Among the cancer topics in the past 3 years, HINTS put out 9 reports on topics such as cigarette pack warnings and e-cigarettes, HPV vaccine awareness, clinical trials, and public awareness of alcohol as a risk factor for cancer. HINTS 47 stated that the public awareness of alcohol as a known risk for several cancers, was quite low. Only 1/3 of Americans were aware that too much alcohol consumption increases cancer risk. Maybe more alarming is this statement: “There is no safe amount of alcohol when it comes to cancer risk.” Each HINTS Brief is just two pages.