Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Advocacy, Research, Support

The following organizations provide alcohol abuse prevention information, research, advocacy, and support.

alcohol abuseAlcohol Education Project  Education and research initiatives that inform students, faculty and staff in higher education and secondary school nationwide about alcohol and other drugs, problems of abuse, and related social norms.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  Alcoholics Anonymous is 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. Find more support groups for alcohol abuse and addiction >>>

Campaign for Alcohol-Free Sports TV  Seeks to reduce the amount of alcoholic beverage advertising to underage children and young adults who tune into televised sports.  Currently, 246 schools and 2 conferences have signed a pledge to eliminate alcohol ads from college sports.

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth  CAMY at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America’s youth.

College Drinking Changing the Culture  Created by NIAAA, this is a resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

FACE – Truth And Clarity About Alcohol  National advocacy organization that develops public information and media resources on alcohol and drug issues.

Fetal Alcohol and Drug at the University of Washington  Research unit dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE).

Global Alcohol Policy Alliance  GAPA works to reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide by promoting science-based policies independent of commercial interests.

Institute of Alcohol Studies  British advocacy organization whose aim is to increase the knowledge of alcohol and the social and health consequences of its misuse by making accessible the scientific evidence on alcohol to the wider public.

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free  Coalition of Governor’s Spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations that work to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol use in this age group.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)  National volunteer organization, with commuity chapters throughout the US, whose goal is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. 800-GET-MADD (877-275-6233)

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University  CASAColumbia researchers work to assess the impact of alcohol and drug use on American systems and populations, examine the links between substance use and other health and social problems, and translate knowledge about substance use and addiction into policy and practice.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence  America’s oldest national advocacy health organization dealing exclusively with alcoholism and drug dependence. 800-622-2255

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)  Advocacy organization provides information and resources on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the risks associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

RADD – Recording Artists, Actors, & Athletes Against Drunk Driving  International organization that empowers celebrities and media partners to create positive attitudes about road safety. RADD advocates the use of designated drivers, seatbelts and safe driving through control behind the wheel, making responsible behavior the norm. 818-752-7799

RID-USA (Rid Intoxicated Drivers)  The oldest anti-DUI organization in the USA, RID is an advocacy and education organization that works to deter drunken driving and teenage binge drinking.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)  Peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. There are SADD chapters in all 50 states.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center  The Center helps to increase the effectiveness of states and local communities in their efforts to enforce underage drinking laws, prevent underage drinking, and eliminate the devastating consequences associated with alcohol use by underage youth by providing science-based, practical, and effective training and technical assistance services. 877-335-1287

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