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Alcohol Use Disorder Prevention, Intervention, and Aftercare

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The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is a standing committee of 15 federal agencies formed under Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, to provide ongoing, high-level leadership on this issue and to coordinate federal efforts aimed at preventing and reducing underage drinking.

The CDC Alcohol and Public Health Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  site offers fact sheets, tools, guidelines, online media and other resources in its mission to strengthen the scientific foundation for preventing excessive alcohol consumption.

From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) website, Alcohol & Your Health Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  offers facts and statistics, information on alcohol use disorders and on alcohol's effects on the body.

NIAAA's Rethinking Drinking Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  site offers calculators, quizzes, worksheets and other interactive tools to determine if one's drinking is becoming a problem and if so, what to do to make a change. "Rethinking Drinking," is available for download in booklet format, as well. The booklet "Rethinking Drinking," is available to order or for download Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov .

Also from NIAAA, CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is as a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol misuse and binge drinking among college students, with online tools for parents, students, administrators and more.

Drug Prevention, Intervention, and Aftercare

We are Native Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , operated by the Northwest Area Indian Health Board, aims to promote holistic health and positive growth in both locally and nationwide, and is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content on topics that matter to them most.

From NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Drugs of Abuse Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , provides overviews, clinical and street names, facts on effects, usage trends and other information on the most commonly abused drugs. Prescription Drug Abuse Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  focuses on the nonmedical use and misuse of prescription drugs.

NIDA for Teens Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is the institute's youth-focused site, with information, interactive quizzes, videos, and other tools for middle schoolers, high school students and educators about drug facts and effects.

Hotline

SAMHSA's National Helpline Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  1-800-662-HELP (4357), is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. The helpline, available in English and Spanish, provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Reports

The Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  booklet on drug addiction from NIDA describes drugs' effects on the brain and new approaches to preventing and treating substance use disorders.

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) has two documents, a Tribal Substance Abuse Action Plan Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov [PDF - 845 KB] and a Tribal Suicide Action Plan [PDF - 4 KB] Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  available for download on their site.

From the University of Colorado's Journal of the National Center for American Indian Alaska Native Health, a report on Methamphetamine and other drug use in pregnant American Indian Adolescents [PDF - 445 MB] Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov .

Other Resources

Please Note: The sites listed below are not affiliated with the Indian Health Service, and we cannot provide an endorsement of their services.

Alcoholics Anonymous Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is an international organization that founded and continues to offer the 12-step program to support the recovery from alcohol use disorder.

Al-Anon Family Groups Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is an organization that provides meetings and support to those with severe alcohol use disorder, their families, and friends.

Facing Addiction with NCCAD Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  works on a national and a community level to reach people struggling with substance use disorders.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  provides articles, tips, and resources for raising drug-free children.

The Substance Abuse Symptoms Checklist Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  from The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCCAD) of the San Fernando Valley, Inc., is a 12 point list of signs to look for in someone who may be abusing drugs or alcohol.

NCCAD's Self-tests Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  for Alcohol, Drugs, and Teens.