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What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health?

Do you enjoy a drink now and then? Many of us do, often when socializing with friends and family. Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, and, of course, how much you drink.

For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.


Professional help

Your regular doctor

Primary care and mental health practitioners can provide effective alcoholism treatment by combining new medications with a series of brief counseling visits. See Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much.

Specialists in alcoholism

For specialty addiction treatment options, contact your doctor, health insurance company, local health department, or employee assistance program. In addition, these professional organizations can help you find medical or non-medical addiction specialists in your area:

Medical & Non-Medical Addiction Specialists

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry 401-524-3076

American Psychological Association
800-964-2000 (ask for your state's referral number to find psychologists with addiction specialties)

American Society of Addiction Medicine
301-656-3920 (ask for the phone number of your state's chapter for referrals)

NAADAC Substance Abuse Professionals

National Association of Social Workers (search for social workers with addiction specialties)

Treatment facility locator

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

Mutual-help groups

You may need to try out several groups before finding one that's comfortable for you.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
212-870-3400 (or check your local phone directory under "Alcoholism")

Moderation Management

Secular Organizations for Sobriety

SMART Recovery

Women for Sobriety

Groups for family and friends

888-425-2666 for meetings

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Information resources

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
For information on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems from the lead U.S. research agency on alcohol and health

National Institute on Drug Abuse
For information about other drug problems that often co-exist with alcohol problems

National Institute of Mental Health
For information on problems such as anxiety and depression that can co-exist with alcohol problems

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

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