WEBTREATS: Substance Abuse and Alcoholism
This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.
Please also refer to the WEBTREAT Smoking Prevention and Control, as many of these sites include relevant information.
Al-Anon Family Groups
This organization provides support for adults and teens whose lives are affected by a friend or family member’s problem drinking. The website has information on finding a meeting, resources for professionals, and some publications.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA is an organization that helps people recover from alcoholism. The website includes some educational brochures and information on how to find local meetings.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Alcohol and Women
This College website has information on alcohol and women for healthcare professionals and consumers, including use of alcohol during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM is an association for health care providers involved in addiction medicine. The website includes information on CME activities, advocacy, publications, consumer information, and lists of links on various topics.
CDC National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information on fetal alcohol syndrome and related disorders, including fact sheets and other educational materials on drinking in pregnancy.
This website has resources for fighting substance abuse, including links to treatment centers and information on Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. There is also a 24-hour addiction help line (1-800-559-9503).
MedlinePlus - Substance Abuse Problems
From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes links to MedlinePlus pages on alcohol, drugs, smoking, and other substance abuse topics.
NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals
NAADAC’s website has information, tools, and resources on addiction counseling, including educational resources, issue briefs, and position statements.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
NA is an association of recovering drug addicts. The website has information on recovering from drug abuse in multiple languages, and an online meetings finder.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
NCADD provides education and information for the public and advocates prevention, intervention, and treatment through a nationwide network of affiliates. There is also a toll-free Hope Line (1-800-622-2255).
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
This division of the National Institutes of Health conducts and supports research on alcohol-related problems. Information on their research, publications, educational pamphlets, and other resources are included.
NIAAA: Rethinking Drinking
This is NIAAA’s website for consumers, with information on risky drinking, strategies for cutting down, and resources for quitting.
NIAAA: The Cool Spot
This is NIAAA’s website for teens and includes information on alcohol facts, resisting peer pressure, and how to get help with alcohol problems.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA is the NIH institute dealing with drug addiction and abuse. The website has resources for health professionals, researchers, parents and teachers, and students.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
The goal of NOFAS is to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy through primary prevention, advocacy and support. Information for health care professionals and for pregnant women is available on the website.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The ONDCP establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program. The website has resources on prevention and treatment, and information on some specific drugs.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
This website has information for parents and teens on drug and alcohol abuse, including intervention, treatment, how to get help for a substance abuse problem.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is a federal agency whose website has information on drug and alcohol abuse, including treatment locators and full text publications. A 24-hour treatment referral line (1-800-662-HELP) is available.
SAMHSA: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence
This website has information on fetal alcohol-related disorders and drinking during pregnancy. A hotline is also available (1-866-STOPFAS).
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
This is a searchable database of alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs. Users can click on their state and then enter a city to find local resources.
Teen Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Recovery
This website includes information on alcohol and drug addiction treatment facilities for teenagers. Users can call 1-866-651-8913 for referrals.
Women for Sobriety, Inc.
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
World Health Organization – Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy
This WHO publication has information on substance abuse in pregnancy, including screening, psychosocial interventions, detoxification and other treatment, breastfeeding, and management of infants exposed to alcohol and other drugs.
jer last revised 3/27/14