Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA)

Fact Sheets  |  Links & Resources

Alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction constitute major health and safety concerns in the United States, with costs running into the billions of dollars annually for health care, related injuries and loss of life, property destruction, loss of productivity and more. Treatment is proven to be effective, but  few who need it have access to and receive care. Families can be devastated and children are at increased risk for their own addiction and mental health problems.

Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may have a problem with alcohol:

  • Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad?
  • Does your drinking ever make you late for work?
  • Does your drinking worry your family?
  • Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won't?
  • Do you ever forget what you did while you were drinking?
  • Do you get headaches or have a hangover after drinking?



Fact Sheets

Co-occurring Disorders and Youth
Depression and Substance Abuse [college series]
Dual Diagnosis
Helping a Friend With a Mental Health or Substance Abuse Issues [college series]
Substance Abuse


Alcoholics Anonymous, Al Anon and Narcotics Anonymous
Check phone book for local chapter in your area

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FAQ's: Alcohol

Too Smart To Start  (SAMHSA)- Help Prevent Underage Alcohol Abuse

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

College Drinking: Changing the Culture (NIAA)

Family History of Alcohol: Are You At Risk (NIAAA)? 


Alcohol Use in Older People (NIA)

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Community Education