Alcoholism and Other Addictions
A comprehensive website, which explains the disease and its progression, offers tests of severity, and focuses on treatment is the Helpguide.
Because Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is often the last and frequently the most effective treatment for persons with alcohol addition, their website is offered.
Alcoholism is an addiction. There are many addictions which are serious mental health issues, such as narcotics, painkillers, prescription drugs, tobacco and others. A comprehensive website addressing information and resources for many addictions is DrugRehab.com. Addictions are found in all ages, cultural groups and genders; if not treated early in life, they will life threatening. For this reason, several resources for understanding addictions in young people are presented: Substance Abuse Guide for Parents, Campus Guide, Help for Teens, and Teen Drug Abuse. [Note: information is valid and useful, treatment recommendations limited to Northwestern U.S. Check mental health resources in website for other resources.]