Getting Help for Alcohol or Drugs
Offers information for quitting drinking and support groups.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the Armed Services
Offers information on AA in the military.
Life Ring is an alternative to AA. It is a recovery program based on peer group support, and not based on religion. It offers an informal support network of people recovering from alcohol and/or drug problems.
This website provides a variety of resources to all military members, including guardsmen and reservists, and their families. Information on a wide range of problems, including addiction and recovery, is available.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Offers information and support groups for quitting drug abuse.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
Will help you find support/help near you.
WebMD Alcohol Abuse Health Center
Online information on wide range of topics related to use and abuse of alcohol including symptoms, risks, treatment and resources.
WebMD Drug Dependence and Abuse
Online information on causes, symptoms, and treatment of drug abuse and dependence.
Information on Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol and Drug Abuse.com
Information and resources on alcohol and drug abuse. The site also recommends books focusing on recovery.
In the Know Zone
Information on alcohol and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Gives answers to many frequently asked questions related to alcohol abuse.
Drug Rehab 101
Offers information on drug abuse, drug treatment and related issues for adults and teens.
Information for Family Members Living with a Loved One with Drug/Alcohol Problems
Al-anon/Alateen provides support to family members of a loved one who has alcohol or drug problems.
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families…and It Hurts
Information for teens dealing with a parent's addiction
Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families. Armstrong, Keith; Best, Suzanne; and Domenici, Paula (2006). Ulysses Press: Berkeley, CA.
This is a useful book for providing coping tips for Service Members returning from deployment and their families.
Big Book. 4th edition. Alcohol Anonymous World Services, Inc. 2002.
Detailing the philosophy of AA and including many personal stories, the Big Book is the most widely used resource by individuals in recovery. Latest edition is also available free online at: http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_tableofcnt.cfm
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Alcohol Anonymous World Services, Inc. 2002.
A co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous tells how members recover and how the society functions as a resource for those struggling with alcohol abuse.
The Addiction Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Quitting Alcohol and Drugs.
Fanning, Patrick, and O'Neill, John T. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 1996.
A workbook for people who want to quit drinking alcohol or stop using other drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines, marijuana, sedatives, and other addictive substances.
The Family Recovery Guide: A Map for Healthy Growth. Brown, Stephanie, Lewis, Virginia M., and Liotta, A. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2000.
Careful step-by-step directions in support of every member of the family affected by alcoholism.
Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach for Problem Drinkers. Rotgers, Fredrick, Kern, Marc F., and Hoeltzel, Rudy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Techniques for people with alcohol-related problems who aren't true alcoholics, offering tips on identifying triggers, controlling behavior, and developing a healthier, more moderate lifestyle.
Controlling Your Drinking: Tools to Make Moderation Work for You. Miller, William R. and Munoz, Ricardo F. Guilford Press, 2004.
Alternatives to 'all-or-nothing' drinking habits and setting realistic, positive goals for drinking behavior.