Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol abuse is associated with physical, mental, and social harms that affect not only to the abuser, but to the abuser’s friends and family. According to the World Health Organization, close to 76.3 million people have a diagnosable form of alcoholism, which is attributed to nearly a fifth of premature deaths and disabilities in the world. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse negatively impacts social norms as well as contributes to fatal accidents such as accidents from drinking and driving. Below are a number of resources to assist in recognizing the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, understanding alcoholism, and choosing recovery programs.
- The Journal of International, Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Research
- Alcohol and Alcoholism: University of Oxford Journal
- Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
- The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research
- The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
- African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies
- Drug and Alcohol Dependence
- Drug and Alcohol Review
- Alcohol Research: Current Reviews
- Focus Treatment Center: Treats drug and alcohol programs
- Alcoholics Anonymous: Inventor of the 12-step program
- St. Jude Retreats: The leading non-12 step rehabilitation center
- The Spiritual River: Based on the 12 step program, it expands on the spiritually-based concepts in the program
- Recoveries Anonymous: 12 step program that offers assistance to addicts as well as their family and friends.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism : National Institute of Health agency conducts research on the causes and treatment of alcohol abuse
- The 12 Step Recovery Program : The spiritually- based recovery program that many treatment centers and programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) have successfully deployed.
- Recovery Zone: Presents an audio and text format of the original Alcoholics Anonymous book written in 1939.
- The Big Book Sponsorship: Guide to rediscovering the 12 steps and connecting addicts with recovering addicts to facilitate the recovery process
- HelpGuide: How to Stop Drinking and Start Recovery
- How to Help Your Body Recover If You Drink Too Much Alcohol: A guide written by the author of the Body Ecology book
- Challenging Old Assumptions About Alcoholism: NY Times interview with Dr. Mark Willenbring of the Treatment and Recovery Research Division at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- Signs and Symptoms of Drinking Problems: Provided by Help.org
- Alcohol Abuse vs. Dependence: A guide by the USDA on the signs of alcohol abuse
- How to Help an Alcoholic: Article published Spiritual River
- Update on the Genetics of Alcoholism: Research article published by the Journal Alcohol Research
- Health Risks and Benefits of Alcohol Consumption: Article published by the National Institute of Health
- The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Mortality: Article published by the American Economic Association comparing mortality rates with alcohol consumption
- Does Light Drinking During Pregnancy Cause Socioemotional Problems in 5 Year olds?: The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health presents an article discussing the matter.
- Alcohol Advertising and Youth: The Journal of Public Health Policy released on article that compared the youth’s exposure to alcohol in magazines and television with adult’s exposure.
- Preventing Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Article from the Alcohol Research Journal
- Alcohol Use Among Young Adults: Article from the Alcohol Research Journal
- Expanding the Framework of Treatment: Article from the Alcohol Research Journal
- International Perspectives on Adolescent and Young Drinking
- 1/3 Fully Recover From Alcoholism: WebMD article on statistics for alcohol recovery