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Rethinking Drinking
Understanding the Science of Alcohol dependence
Alcohol & Women
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Rethinking Drinking

Rethinking Drinking
NIAAA publication The booklet offers tips, tools, and resources for people who choose to cut down or quit. Success is likely for those who persist in their efforts.

Understanding the Science of Alcohol dependence

Alcoholism: The Science Made Easy
This publication includes a compilation of alcohol-related Addiction Science Made Easy articles from the ATTC National Office. Original source documents from Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, the official journal of the Research Society on Alcoholism.

Alcohol and Women

Effects of Alcohol on Women
Drinking alcohol affects women differently than it does men and carries greater risks for those women who drink heavily. This fact sheet describes those risks and discusses the special risks for women who drink while pregnant and the risks for their babies.

Alcohol, A Women's Health Issue
This booklet is the result of a collaboration between two components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): the Office of Research on Women's Health, Office of the Director, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. NIH is the lead Federal agency for biomedical research.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Effects of Alcohol on a Fetus
Drinking alcohol at any time during a pregnancy can damage a fetus. This fact sheet describes how alcohol can damage a fetus and what the consequences may be.

Adopting and Fostering Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Many parents of children with an FASD are adoptive or foster parents. This fact sheet provides information on FASD, provides advice to prospective parents on gathering information prior to bringing the child home and what they might expect once they are home.

Preventing FSD: Healthy Women, Healthy Babies
This fact sheet outlines which women are at risk for giving birth to a child with an FASD, reviews the 2005 Surgeon General's Advisory on using alcohol while pregnant, and discusses ways to prevent FASD.

The Physical Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The effects of FASD vary widely from person to person. This fact sheet describes those effects, provides basic suggestions on how to address them and offers communications tips to health providers to use with clients who may have an FASD.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by the Numbers
Using statistics, this fact sheet describes the extent of FASD in the populations, the significance of the problem, as well as the challenges in collecting data on FASD. It provides statistics that paint a picture of women at risk of giving birth to children with an FASD. Finally, the fact sheet illustrates the problems faced by people with an FASD.


"Treatment Options for Alcohol Dependence"
To help provide for sustained addiction remission, treatment plans for Alcohol Dependence should consist of three
components: medical, psychosocial, and support from loved ones and people who have experienced alcohol
dependence or abuse. This brochure breaks down the treatment components for Alcohol Dependence in an
easily understood manner.

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Addiction Survivors - Online Peer Support is a not-for-profit organization (501c3 tax exempt status pending) dedicated to providing peer support communities for those with addiction disorders and their families and friends. These forums are funded in whole by individuals whose lives have been touched by addiction in one way or another.

TIP 49, Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice
This 2009 publication provides clinical guidelines for the proper use of medications in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. The TIP includes discussions of acamprosate, disulfiram, oral naltrexone, and extended-release injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol®). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved these medications for treating alcohol use disorders.

Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory: Naltrexone for Extended-Released Injectable Suspension for Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
In April 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new extended-release injectable formulation of naltrexone (VIVITROL®) for the treatment of alcohol dependence. This issue of Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory answers questions treatment providers, particularly counselors and program administrators, may have about injectable naltrexone.

Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment Treatment improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 28.
Part of TIP series of best-practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

Overview Paper 5: Understanding Evidence-Based Practices for Co-Occurring Disorders
The advantages of employing evidence-based practices (EBPs) are now widely acknowledged across the medical, substance abuse (SA), and mental health (MH) fields. This overview paper disucsses EBPs and their role in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

NIAAA Alcohol Alerts
The NIAAA Alcohol Alert is a quarterly bulletin that disseminates important research findings on a single aspect of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  Please click on the desired publication for full text.

NIAAA Alcohol Research & Health
Alcohol Research & Health is NIAAA's quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal (formerly Alcohol Health & Research World).

Assessing Alcohol Problems
A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers Second Edition, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH Publication No. 03–3745 Revised 2003


Are You in Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Problems? Know Your Rights
This brochure helps those in recovery understand their rights under Federal laws that protect against discrimination. It includes information about the legal consequences of alcohol- and drug-related conduct that can limit rights and opportunities and what an individual can do to prevent or remedy violations to his or her rights and overcome barriers due to past or current drug- or alcohol-related conduct.

A Family History of Alcoholism. Are You at Risk?
If you are among the millions of people in this country who have a parent, grandparent, or other close relative with alcoholism, you may have wondered what your family's history of alcoholism means for you. Are problems with alcohol a part of your future? Is your risk for becoming an alcoholic greater than for people who do not have a family history of alcoholism? If so, what can you do to lower your risk?

Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines

How to Cut Down on Your Drinking

Alcohol. What You Don't Know Can Harm You

Facts About Alcohol Poisoning

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