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Addiction Resources

Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic, and affects how the brain and body function. Addiction can also negatively impact the lives of the individuals dealing with it, and those around them. Addiction can be prevented, treated and managed with the assistance of awareness, education, and the help of qualified healthcare professionals and resources.

Below you'll find a range of addiction-related resources and information, recovery services, and more. These resources are educational and do not replace the advice of healthcare professionals. Please consult with your doctor if dealing with addiction.

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Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse

Alcohol & Health

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 

Alcohol and Public Health: Frequently Asked Questions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Alcohol and Your Health: Tools

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 

Alcohol-Related Brochures and Fact Sheets

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging

 

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and Alcoholic Drink Calculators

Calculate your legal limits based on height, weight, time and learn how much alchohol popular drinks have.

 

CDC: Pregnancy and Alcohol

Comprehensive information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) including prevention.

 

CDC Vital Signs Report: Alcohol Screening and Counseling

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

College Drinking

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 

Community Education

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

 

Minority Women’s Health: Alcoholism and drug abuse

Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

 

Party and Club Drugs

Reliable, detailed information on party and club drugs such as ecstasy, LSD and methamphetamine, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

 

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health

Valuable research-based information for anyone who drinks from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Guide to looking at your drinking habits and how they are affecting your health.

 

The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Education resources and materials on drugs of abuse.

 

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

A complete guide with resources, and information about the dangers of drinking and driving.

 

Using Alcohol to Relieve Your Pain: What Are the Risks?

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 

Fact Sheets

Find information on alcohol use in college, date rape drugs, dating violence, hazing, and sexual assault.

Tobacco and Smoking

Smokefree.gov

Different people need different resources to help them quit smoking. This website sponsored by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Center Institute allows you to choose the help that best fits your needs including a step-by-step cessation guide.

 

Tobacco Free California

Tools and tips to break the smoking habit sponsored by the California Department of Public Health.

Recovery Resources

Alcohol Rehab Facilities

Pick the Right Rehab, Reclaim Your Life! Everybody's needs are unique. We'll help you pick the best addiction treatment program for you.

 

Alcohol Rehab Guide

An organization that provides extensive and reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women devoted to helping themselves and others become sober.

 

Alltreatment Rehab Center Locator

A free online tool to find local dual-diagnosis rehab centers

 

Consumer Affairs Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Locator and Reviews

A database of drug and alcohol rehab centers, incuding expert guides and patient reviews.

 

Recovery Connection

Nationally recognized program for helping people locate reputable, state-of-the-art drug addiction treatment centers, rehabilitation programs and addiction treatment resources. Includes toll-free helpline.

 

Start Your Recovery.org

SYR helps individuals learn about addiction, recognize signs of a problem, and find local support and treatment. Visitors to the site can also hear stories from their peers who have overcome substance abuse challenges.