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1. http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
This NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) site provides a link to publications of the Alcohol Research and Health (formerly Alcohol Health & Research World), which is the NIAAA quarterly scientific journal. In addition, there is a link to Alcohol Alert, as well as the databases, Quick Facts and ETOH (their large research database with over 100,000 records.

2. http://www.health.org
Provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), this site contains current research, resources, and statistics; databases, links to other sites, as well as providing publications and an online catalog. This site also contains media service information, details on current media and research campaigns, and online forums.

3. http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~cas2/facts.html

This site is located at the Center of Alcohol Studies website and contains a Fact Sheet on Internet Resources for substance Abuse Information. In addition, there is a great set of links (some may be mentioned above).

4. http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/

This website provides information on the general topic of drug abuse, however there are some specific areas that target alcohol. The SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies provides the latest national data on:
1. Alcohol abuse
2. Emergency department episodes involving alcohol use
3. The nation's treatment system.

5. http://www.miph.org/miph_alcohol.html

This website provides information on many alcohol-related issues:
· FAQ's are provided by the NIAAA about alcohol abuse and alcoholism
· Quick Facts provides current data and tables on alcohol topics.
· Alcohol Concentration Worksheet provides a formula that helps you determine your limit, based on gender and size.
· Links to other state and alcohol-related topics
· Calendar of upcoming conferences

6. http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/

This website is produced by CNN and contains current news stories. If you do a search for 'alcohol', you'll find some current alcohol-related news. Frequently, there are statistical summaries, graphs, and links to related websites.

7. http://www.ccsa.ca

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is a national agency, established in 1988 by an Act of Parliament that provides public information on the nature, extent and consequences of substance use. Statistics, FAQ's and links are provided at this website. The Virtual Clearinghouse is a link at this website that maintains a list of Internet resources related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as a current awareness service for professionals in the field.

8. http://www.drugs.indiana.edu

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) maintains several databases in which you can search for alcohol-related publications and materials.

9. http://www.jointogether.org

Join Together includes information on community action, news, public policy and it contains a database of over 74,000 persons searchable by name, organization, city, state, or zip code. For the student, there is a listing of publications and single copies are free.

10. http://www.marininstitute.org

The Marin Institute promotes a public health approach to prevention, focusing on environmental conditions that support and glamorize alcohol use. There are links to other advocacy sites. One such link includes the Global Status Report on Alcohol, produced by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Marin Institute. It contains an overview with tables showing adult per capita consumption, prevalence of drinking and mortality from major alcohol-related causes, as well as profiles of alcohol use, problems and policies for more than 170 countries.

11. http://www.nida.nih.gov

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has a list of its publications and contains links to other related websites.

12. http://www.state.vt.us/adap/Cork/cork1.htm

Project CORK, State of Vermont contains a searchable on-line database with over 36,000 records that represent materials in the CORK collections and encompasses literature back to the late 1970's. Database documentation is also available.

13. http://www.well.com/user/woa

Web of Addictions consists primarily of links to web resources and is one of the best and easiest means to explore alcohol resources on the Internet.