Where To Go For Help
There are many different ways to find information and help for alcohol-related problems. One approach might appeal to a certain individual while another might not. This is a very personal thing. On this resource page a selection of helpful organisations has been listed.
For country specific information on alcohol related subjects, see the Global Alcohol Database:
www.who.int/topics/alcohol_drinking/en A website of the World Health Organisation.
Alcohol Concern is an agency for alcohol mis-use and campaigns for an effective alcohol policy and for better services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a global fellowship of men and women who come together in regular meetings to share their experiences of their common problem of alcoholism in order to help themselves to stay sober and to help others who are on the road to recovery from alcoholism to achieve and maintain sobriety.
Al-Anon and Alateen
The Al-Anon Family Groups are groups of relatives and friends of alcoholics. Their common denominator is that their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen, which is part of Al-Anon, is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics and operates in a similar way as Al-Anon. Al-Anon has only one purpose – to help families of alcoholics by means of regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism.
Lifeline aims to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those affected by addiction to drugs in general, so including alcohol and to educate the public on matters relating to drug mis-use. Lifeline takes a holistic view of alcohol-related problems.
Tactus International Online Recovery Programme
Lookatyourdrinking.com is a wing of Tactus International, a subsidiary of Tactus, one of the largest addiction treatment providers in the Netherlands. Tactus has been involved in addiction treatment for more than 100 years.
If you feel that you may be drinking too much and would like to cut down or stop then this website might well be worth a visit. A website with facts, tips and information. There is also an online therapy programme.
This is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Participants learn to use tools for addiction recovery and participate in a world-wide community with, among other things, free mutual-help support groups. People are helped to recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviours, including alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Worldwide there are both face-to-face and 18+online meetings.
Cognitive-Bias Modification Therapy
A short-term regime to overcome alcohol addiction has been tested by some psychological scientists from Germany and the Netherlands and is a form of behaviour modification. Cognitive-Bias Modification Therapy offers help to alcoholics in keeping them free from alcohol. This study has been published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychological Science.
For more information see: www.adaptlab.eu