November 17, 2008
Organizations and Resources to Help Stop Drinking
You may be wondering what resources are available to help you cut down on or stop alcohol use on your own.
If you are thinking of quitting drinking you need education and emotional support, especially if you have abused alcohol or are alcohol-dependent. Some resources that can help you stop drinking include:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Alcoholics Anonymous guides those all over the world who have a wish to quit drinking by arranging meetings with other people who have this problem. The groups are made up of people who have similar alcohol problems.
Family physicians or other medical practitioners, psychologists, or other health professionals.
Inpatient or outpatient treatment centers or hospitals.
There are many local and national alcohol treatment hotlines available (check your local white and yellow pages).
You can also search for these organizations and health professionals by accessing their Web sites online.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) arranges meetings all over the world to help those who have a desire to quit drinking. You can also receive information, education, and assistance to help you quit drinking alcohol by talking with your doctor, calling an alcohol treatment hotline, or asking your local hospital or alcohol treatment facility.