Online Alcohol Screening Resources:

AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test)
12 question self-test with assessment

CAGE Questionnaire:
4 question self-test assessment

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
“Rethinking Drinking” assessment of drinking habits & tools to cut back

Mutual-help Groups:

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)
Online meeting finder
General Service Office: 212-870-3400

SMART® Recovery (meetings listed)
national office: 440-951-5357

Women for Sobriety, Inc. (WFS) (meetings are not listed on website)
national office: 215-536-8026 (for meeting location/times)

Support Groups for the Relatives, Friends and Loved Ones of Alcoholics:

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
national office: 310-534-1815

national office: 1-888-4AL-ANON

Professional Specialized Treatment:

The following resources may offer some referral options.  However, for specialized addiction treatment referrals please feel free to contact Benton BHC directly.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Treatment facility locator

Recovery and treatment resources: Chooper’s Guide

American Psychological Association (therapists)
(ask for your state’s APA number and request to find psychologists with addiction specialties)

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (medication treatment)

Association of Intervention Specialists (Interventionists)

Inspirational Stories of Addiction and Recovery:

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services “I Am Recovery” Website

“Crying Out Now” blog featuring women’s stories

Relevant Research:

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University(CASA)

              Publication: 2001 “So Help Me God: Substance Abuse, Religion and Spirituality”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

              2007 “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking”

              2007 “The Surgeon General’s Guide  to Action for Families”

Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence:
2007 research summary “Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism Identified”

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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