Alcohol & Drug:

  • Alcohol and Public Health - This infographic from the UIC Health Informatics program explains the short and long-term effects that binge drinking and alcoholism has for individuals and the public as a whole. 
  • Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart - Find out what the effects of using those drugs are on the heart. The heart is at the center of your circulatory system. Your heart is vital to your health and nearly everything that goes on in your body.
  • Mount Regis - Our experienced and supportive addiction treatment staff at Mount Regis Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment services for alcoholism and substance abuse in a residential setting. Fully licensed by the state of Virginia, our residential program and intensive outpatient program (IOP) are both designed to treat the symptoms of the disease of alcoholism and substance abuse, as well as the other emotional and behavioral issues greatly affecting and contributing to the disease. 
  • Virginia AA - Area 71 of Alcoholics Anonymous®  - They are a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
  • Alcohol Awareness Council (AAC) - The Alcohol Awareness Council is dedicated to informing the public about the use and abuse of alcohol. You will find the latest alcohol research, studies and statistical data, brought to you by government agencies, academic institutions, news sources and awareness organizations. You will also find a wealth of alcohol-related resources, support groups, and help lines for those struggling with alcoholism.
  • Project Know Understanding Addiction - The attraction of alcohol and drug abuse is often difficult for non-addicts to understand. Family members and friends may become judgmental and critical because they view substance abuse as an issue of will power. Drug abuse resources can help the people in an addict's life better understand the mechanism of addiction and the powerful hold that it comes to have on an addict.
  • CoDA.org (Co-dependents Anonymous) - Co-Dependents Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous  - Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
  • Alcohol’s Effects on the Body - Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health.  Visit here to know how alcohol affects your body.
  • Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health - The Rethinking Drinking Web site and booklet have been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIAAA is the lead U.S. agency supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems. The content of Rethinking Drinking draws largely from the results of major NIAAA population studies and clinical trials.
  • Alcohol-Related Disease Impact - ARDI is an online application that provides national and state estimates of alcohol-related health impacts, including deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL). These estimates are calculated for 54 acute and chronic causes using alcohol-attributable fractions, and are reported by age and sex for 2006-2010.
  • Helping a Friend or Family Member | National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Alcoholism and drug dependence are complex problems, with many related issues. And, although there is no magic formula to help someone stop his or her drinking or drug use, here are some important suggestions                             
  • Alcohol and the Workplace - Alcohol and drug use among employees and their family members can be an expensive problem for business and industry, with issues ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers' compensation costs.
  • Self-Help/Recovery Support Groups - Self-help groups, also known as mutual help, mutual aid, or recovery support groups, play a vital role in substance abuse treatment in the United States, and research has shown that active involvement in support groups significantly improves the likelihood of remaining clean and sober.
  • The Guide to Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease - Chronic, and often debilitating diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, and many others can be devastating for those who have the illnesses and their families. Not only are the physical symptoms and side effects of these diseases difficult and life altering, but treating them can take a huge financial toll on families.
  • How to Recognize an Alcohol Addiction - Recognizing the Signs of Alcohol Addiction It’s easy to tell when a person has been drinking. Signs include slurred speech, uncoordinated movements, lowered inhibitions, and alcohol breath. However, identifying a deeper addiction may not be so black and white.
  • Drug Use Signs/Symptoms - Narconon - There are many signs, both physical and behavioral, that indicate drug use. Each drug has its own unique manifestations, but there are some general indications that a person is using drugs
  • Signs of Addiction and Drug Use - this article is not intended to be a scare tactic. Its purpose is to educate you so action can be taken prior to a serious problem. If your loved one exhibits one warning sign, it’s probably not enough to sound the alarm. But several behaviors might indicate a serious problem.
  • Alcohol Abuse in the Family (Genetics & Alcoholism) - Physical and personality traits are passed down from generation to generation. Even health issues such as alcoholism can be inherited. Many factors affect your risk for developing alcohol problems, including which family members are alcoholic and how close they are to you.  Your risk of developing this disease may be greater than you think. Check out our infographic on genetics and alcoholism in the family to see the likelihood of alcohol abuse in your immediate and extended family.
  • 5 Signs You Have an Addictive Personality - Even if the line is thin or blurred at times, there's still a barrier between acceptable behavior or enjoyment of hobbies and addiction. But how do you know if you've taken it a step too far?
  • The Guide to Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts - What is aquatic therapy? As HealthSouth explains, aquatic therapy is widely used to help sufferers of chronic illnesses manage their symptoms and to help people recover after injury. It can also be a beneficial form of therapy for people recovering from addiction.
  • Addiction Recovery and Procrastination Habits - Curbing procrastination is a byproduct of doing something else first. Preliminary steps include taking cognitive, emotive, and behavioral change steps to interfere with the course of the habit. This three-pronged approach is an area where SMART has an edge over other abstinence programs. Cognitive (rational), emotive and behavioral strategies to curb substance abuse apply to procrastination, and vice-versa.
  • Addiction Center LGBTQ and Addiction (877)655-5116 -  No matter where you live, there is a drug rehab center that can help you overcome your addiction. We can help you find a treatment center based on your location, budget and specific needs and get you started immediately. 
  • Drug Rehab - Information and answers for people fighting addiction.
  • Alcohol Rehab Guide - Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG)  is an organization that offers in-depth, reliable information on all aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. We provide support for those who are struggling as well as their parents, friends, family members, teachers, health workers and all members of the community. 
  • Narcotics Anonymous - The primary service provided by Narcotics Anonymous is the NA group meeting. Each group runs itself based on principles common to the entire organization, which is expressed in NA’s literature. Most groups rent space for their meetings in buildings run by public, religious, or civic organizations. Individual members lead the NA meetings while other members participate by sharing about their experiences in recovering from drug addiction. Group members also work together to perform the activities associated with running a meeting.