Alcohol and Substance Information Websites
The ASAP office offers individual and group counseling to students and is a resource where members of the community can seek advice or information about alcohol or substance use issues.
There is a lot of information available on the web. Some sites are ‘pro use,’ and their information may be based on opinion rather than scientific merit.
These are useful resources to learn more about drug and alcohol use, including the latest research:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Go Ask Alice - student friendly. The site has a lot of information about specific drugs but also answers questions about helping a friend with a drug or alcohol problem, coping with a hangover etc.
Recovery is a process that is different for different people, many people benefit from the support of a self help group. These are sites that present different options for support:
Moderation Management - supports controlled drinking
Alanon - offers support to partners, children or anyone whose life has been impacted by the alcohol use of a loved one
Smart Recovery - recovery support