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V. Resources for Other Populations

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A. Tools for professional education

  1. Family Tool Kit for Preventing and Reducing Underage Drinking

    Family Tool Kit: Developing partnerships with health professionals and families to prevent and reduce underage drinking and alcohol abuse has been developed to provide health care professionals with evidence-based materials to facilitate productive discussions with both parents and their children about preventing and reducing underage drinking and alcohol abuse.

    The Family Tool Kit is a compendium of resources that includes developmentally appropriate talking points for parents, patient handouts, screening and intervention tools, treatment referral guides and information on how to obtain other useful material. To obtain a copy of the Family Tool Kit, please contact [email protected].

    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Medical Women’s Association, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Medical Association, Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals a Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. 2008. A Family Tool Kit: Developing partnerships with health professionals and families to prevent and reduce underage drinking and alcohol abuse.

  2. Older adults

    Alcohol Use Among Older Adults: Pocket Screening Instruments for Health Care and Social Service Providers
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2001). Alcohol use among older adults: Pocket screening instruments for health care and social service providers (DHHS Publication No. [SMA] 02-3621).

  3. Pregnant women

    Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2006). Drinking and reproductive health: A fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevention tool kit.

 

B. Supplemental resources

More detailed information on these and other resources can be found in Section I, Supplemental Resources

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (www.aap.org)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The Web site contains general information related to child health as well as more specific guidelines concerning a variety of pediatric issues. Additionally there are resources and descriptions regarding AAP programs, activities, policy statements, practice guidelines and publications.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (www.acog.org)
    ACOG, founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, has over 49,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Now based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization.

    ACOG works primarily in four areas:
    • Serving as a strong advocate for quality health care for women.
    • Maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members.
    • Promoting patient education and stimulating patient understanding of and involvement in medical care.
    • Increasing awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) (www.madd.org)

    MADD is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization with more than 400 offices throughout the United States.

    Mission statement:
    MADD believes it’s possible for our nation to eliminate the tragedy of drunk driving and prevent underage drinking. And we are committed to serving drunk driving victims/survivors.

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (www.niaaa.nih.gov)

    The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is to provide leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (www.samhsa.gov)

    SAMHSA’s vision as an agency of the Federal Government is "A Life in the Community for Everyone."

    SAMHSA: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

    SAMHSA provides an online resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator lists:

    • Private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their State substance abuse agency
    • Treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense.

    The Locator includes more than 11,000 treatment programs.

    SAMHSA endeavors to keep the Locator current. All information in the Locator is completely updated each year, based on facility responses to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. The most recent complete update occurred on March 17, 2008 based on data collected as of March 31, 2007 in the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. New facilities are added monthly. Updates to facility names, addresses, telephone numbers and services are made weekly, if facilities inform SAMHSA of changes. For additional advice, you may call the Referral Helpline operated by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment:

    • 1-800-662-HELP (English & Español)
    • 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)

    SAMHSA: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
    ncadi.samhsa.gov/about/aboutncadi.aspx
    NCADI’s mission:
    SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

    NCADI is one of the largest Federal clearinghouses, offering more than 500 items to the public, many of which are free of charge. NCADI distributes the latest studies and surveys, guides, videocassettes, and other types of information and materials on substance abuse from various agencies, such as the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    NCADI staffs both English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists who are skilled at recommending appropriate publications, posters, and videocassettes; conducting customized searches; providing grant and funding information; and referring people to appropriate organizations. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your calls at 1-800-729-6686.

  • The Century Council (www.centurycouncil.org)
    The Century Council is a leader in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol.

    Founded in 1991 and funded by distillers, we are a national, independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, chaired by the Honorable Susan Molinari. An independent National Advisory Board comprised of distinguished leaders in education, medicine, government, business, and other relevant disciplines assists us in the development of programs and policies to fight drunk driving and stop underage drinking.