Around the world, many people and cultures have used tobacco and alcohol for both ceremonial and recreational uses. However, it is important to be aware that excessive consumption of these substances can create severe health problems, destroy families, and harm societies. Understanding alcohol and tobacco addiction goes a long way towards combating it, and being informed about these problems can help everyone assist those who are living with an addiction. There are scores of excellent resources online that can help people understand and address tobacco and alcohol addiction.
• Alcohol Distribution — This site offers World Health Organization worldwide statistics on the distribution of alcohol-related diseases and deaths.
• Alcoholism Statistics — Those who want all manner of statistics on alcohol abuse in the United States should check out this site.
• Am I Putting My Health at Risk? — Here is a page on the effects of alcohol abuse from Great Britain’s National Health Service.
• National Institute on Drug Abuse: Alcohol — This site has some good data on alcohol addiction from the National Institutes of Health.
• Our Favorite Drug — Persons who want some basic information on alcohol and alcoholism will find it here.
• Center for Substance Abuse Research — This is an extensive page on tobacco addiction from the University of Maryland.
• Child and Teen Tobacco Use — This American Cancer Society Page on the plague of tobacco addiction among young people offers much data on the subject.
• My Addiction: Tobacco — Users can find a variety of statistics on tobacco addiction on this page, which also includes links to treatment information and more.
• Smoking and Tobacco Use — This is an excellent page on tobacco use with statistics and more from the Centers for Disease Control.
• Tobacco Toll — Scroll down on this page to find fact sheets on how tobacco has affected each U.S. state.
• Adolescent Health Curriculum: Alcoholism — Visit this page for good information on factors contributing to teenage alcoholism and how it may be diagnosed.
• Tests and Diagnosis: Alcoholism — This is a Mayo Clinic Page on effective diagnosis of alcoholism.
• Are You Addicted to Tobacco? — On this page users will find an interactive quiz that measures tobacco addiction.
• Assessing Nicotine Dependence — This is a page with several standard tests for measuring nicotine addiction from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
• Test Your Dependence on Cigarettes — Take a thorough online test to measure tobacco addiction on this site.
• Teen Smoking — This resources has some questions for teens to help them discern if they are addicted to tobacco.
• What are the Symptoms? — This page enumerates several of the symptoms of addiction to tobacco smoking.
Tobacco Addiction Treatments
• Acupuncture and Smoking Cessation — Users will access a page on how acupuncture can be used to treat nicotine addiction if they click on this link.
• Bupropin Hydrochloride for Treating Tobacco Addiction — Here is a WebMD page on the use of bupropin for curing tobacco addiction.
• Choosing a Nicotine Replacement Therapy — This site lists the Pros and Cons of different nicotine replacement therapies.
• Cleveland Clinic: Quit Smoking — The Cleveland Clinic presents a survey of the major methods of quitting smoking here.
• Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation — This is a Vanderbilt University page on the use of hypnosis to cure nicotine addiction.
• Pros and Cons of Antidepressants — Visitors to this site will find several advantages and disadvantages for using antidepressants to stop smoking.
• Stop Smoking Support Programs — Persons interested in the topic of quitting a tobacco addiction will find on this site information on a variety of programs that use peer support to help break tobacco addiction.
• Treatments for Tobacco Addiction — This site presents an outline of different treatment options for alcoholism along with a brief diagnostic test.
• Varenicline —Here is some extensive data on a drug that is often prescribed to treat tobacco addiction.
Alcohol Addiction Treatments
• Alcoholics Anonymous — This page allows users to find a local meeting of one of the world’s most respected 12-step recovery programs.
• Alcohol Answers: Treatment Options — Visitors will find here a range of possible treatments for alcoholism.
• Acamprosate and Alcohol Addiction — On this site users can access information on acamprosate, a drug used to help treat alcoholics who want to break their addiction.
• Combined Pharmacotherapies and Behavioral Interventions for Alcohol Dependence — Results of a groundbreaking study of the most effective treatments for alcoholism are presented on this page.
• Drug Treatment Centers, Counseling, and Alcoholics Anonymous: Pros and Cons — Visitors can find a list of pros and cons for several different alcohol addiction treatments on this website.
• Medic8: Abuse and Dependency — This site presents a discussion of alcoholism and the variety of treatments available to cure it.
• Naltrexone for Alcoholism — Here is a resource all about one of the most common drugs used to treat alcohol addiction.
• Pros and Cons of Adjunctive Drugs — Scroll down on this page to find the pros and cons of different drugs used to treat alcoholism.
• Web MD: Alcohol Abuse — This page presents a variety of treatment options and other information on alcohol addiction.
Supporting Individuals in Recovery
• About Drug Rehab — There is some great advice for those who want to support all kinds of recovering addicts on this page.
• Addiction and the Family — This is a University of Pennsylvania Healthcare System page on the role of families in addiction and how they can help recovering addicts.
• Ask for Help and Support — Here is a great resource that outlines some of the basic ways support is helpful for recovering alcoholics..
• Stages of Recovery — This page explains the various stages of recovery from an addiction.