What's New - April 1, 1997

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has sponsored Alcohol Awareness since 1987. Sample materials are available on their web site.
In addition, Join Together Online has devoted space to the issue.
Although the page is a little out of date, you can also get some ideas for activities from Project ADAPT.

Women's Resources

The Sobriety Education Project has created a new page focusing on women and addictions. The page has many links to online resources focusing on the specific challenges of the addicted woman. The Sobriety Education Project is a cooperative educational service of Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS).

Self-Help Central

It's one of those places where you have to say, "If you can't find it here, it cannot be found!" The Self-Help and Psychology Magazine on the 'net is a rich resource of connections for all types of problems. Additional self-help information can be found on the Recovery Online site.

Gambling Links

Gambling Addiction creates serious problems in the lives of those who gamble and their families. Although there is not an enormous amount of information on the internet yet about this addiction, we have found a few sites that will serve to get you started:

Research Information

The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems is making its alcohol policy and industry database available to a wider audience. Among other features, there is an extensive link list to alcohol beverage producers web sites.

London Calling

The Centre for Addiction Studies, Department of Psychiatry of Addictive Behaviour at St. George's Hospital Medical School in London has a rather extensive website. Be sure to check out their Substance Misuse Bulletin and the Substance Use Database.

New Links

UPDATE - The Living Cyber Committe has become the Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (OIAA). Their new URL is http://aa-intergroup.org

Dedicated to posting and updating "full content resources" on a variety of medically related topics, the Medical Matrix includes a special section on substance abuse.

Web of Addictions Awards

ApprovedMDLink is an internet community for medical professionals created by Canada's Maclean Hunter Medical Publishing & Communications Group, in partnership with CYBERplex Interactive Media. Our editors hunt down sites that will help get medical professionals started on their web explorations. We have gone one step further by rating and reviewing these sites in this fully searchable database to alleviate the overwhelming filtering process of surfing the web for research purposes. Only those with top ratings are given the "MDLink Approved" seal.
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