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: 301-443-3860.
Sample publications for the public:
- Rethinking Drinking
- NEW: Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help
- A Family History of Alcoholism: Are You at Risk?
- Alcohol: A Women’s Health Issue
- Beyond Hangovers
- Drinking and Your Pregnancy
- Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines
- Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—For information about substance abuse prevention and treatment services:
- 24-hour Help Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Treatment Facility Locator and Other Resources
- Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
- Publications Store: 877-726-4727
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, or the Treatment Facility Locator (1-800-662-4357). In addition, these professional organizations can help you find medical or non-medical addiction specialists in your area:
National Association of Social Workers (search for social workers with addiction specialties)
You may need to try out several groups before finding one that’s comfortable for you.
Groups for family and friends