To estimate your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) under different conditions, visit:
Drunk Driving issues are addressed on these sites:
Teen New Drivers' Homepage provides useful tips for safer driving. www.teendriving.com
For information on peer-based collegiate alcohol abuse prevention programs, see www.bacchusgamma.org
Designated Driver Association www.ndda.org
The Automobile Safety website provides valuable and practical information about drinking and driving.
Information on Social Norms Marketing is located on these sites:
National Social Norms Resource Center www.socialnorm.org
Montana Social Norms Project www.mostofus.org
Social Norms 101 Primer academic.hws.edu/alcohol/SocialNormsPrimer.html
Want information on specific alcohol beverages?
For spirits (whiskey, rum, gin, scotch, and other "liquors"), go to www.discus.org
For beer, look at www.beerinstitute.org
For wine, the site to visit is www.wineinstitute.org
For alcohol equivalence, visit Standard Drinks
"A Consumer Guide to Recovery Options" provides excellent descriptions of both abstinence and non-abstinence recovery options. This useful guide is in Anne M. Fletcher's Sober for Good (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2001), pp. 267-302.
Want help in reducing your drinking to moderate levels?
The non-profit St. Jude Program has the highest independently-verified success rate for helping alcoholics and drug users in the United States. 1-888-424-2626. soberforever.net
HAMS is a free peer-led support and information group for anyone who wants to change their drinking behaviors for the better. The acronym HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support. (347) 678-5671
Moderation Management emphasizes self-management, moderation, and a balanced lifestyle. (612) 512-1484 moderation.org
The Clean Slate Addiction Site recommends the use of Cognitive Behavioral Education (CBE), which has proven effective in teaching people how to either reduce or eleminate drinking or drug use. thecleanslate.org
Tips for Controlling BAC www.indiana.edu:80/~adic/tips.html
Information on Responsible Consumption of Alcohol www.aim-digest.com
Want help in achieving abstinence? Some of the choices are:
The St. Jude Program has the highest independently-verified success rate in United States. 1-888-424-2626. http://www.soberforever.net/
Rational Recovery Emphasizes a non-religious approach to recovery 1-800-303-2873 www.rational.org/recovery
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery) Views addiction as a bad habit and uses common sense techniques to break the habit (216) 292-0220 smartrecovery.org
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) Emphasizes individual recovery through rational decision-making (310) 821-8430 www.secularhumanism.org/sos
LifeRing Secular Recovery A free recovery group that stresses sobriety, secularity, and self-help. (510) 763-0779 www.www.unhooked.com
Women for Sobriety Encourages emotional and spiritual growth 1-800-333-1606 www.womenforsobriety.org
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) The original and best known "twelve step" program (212) 870-3400 or local phone number www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
Al-anon and Alateen Al-anon (for family and friends of alcoholics) and Alateen (recovery program for young people) are both based on AA's "twelve steps." (888) 4AL-ANON www.al-anon.org
Help is also available for friends and family members
St. Jude Program help for parents 1-888-424-2626 http://www.soberforever.net/parent.cfm
St. Jude Program help for Friends 1-888-424-2626 http://www.soberforever.net/friends.cfm
Al-Anon and Alateen are at www.Al-Anon-Alateen.org 1-888-425-2666
The International Council on Alcohol Policies,which promotes healthful lifestyles, is located at: www.icap.org
The Century Council, which works to reduce alcohol abuse, is located at: www.centurycouncil.org
United States DUI Laws dui.drivinglaws.org
Responsible Hospitality Institute www.rhiweb.org
Interesting and controversial ideas about addiction are found at: www.peele.net
Research on collegiate drinking (as well as drinking by women and history of alcohol) can be found at www.indiana.edu/~engs
Need help with an alcohol or drug problem?
Someone at the highly effective St. Jude program can help you.