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.