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Resources for patients and families

Brochures and handouts

Best Start alcohol and pregnancy resources. Patient information on alcohol and pregnancy to download or order.

Do You Know . . . Alcohol  
Information for the general public on alcohol and its effects.

Do You Know . . . Alcohol, Other Drugs and Driving Information on how alcohol and other drugs affect the ability to drive safely.

Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines 
Information on reducing the risks of alcohol use.

Partying and Getting Drunk 
Information about binge drinking for young people.

When a Parent Drinks Too Much Alcohol . . . What Kids Want to Know

A brochure that suggests answers to common questions that children have about a parent's alcohol problem.

Medications

acamprosate

naltrexone

disulfiram

baclofen

topiramate

Medications for the treatment of alcohol dependence (summary)

Self-assessment and self help

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. (1972). A Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous (PDF only). New York: Author. 

Alcohol Help Centre  
A website for people who are concerned about their drinking, providing personalized exercises, tools, information and a professionally moderated online support group.

Check Your Drinking  
An 18-question online anonymous survey designed to help answer some questions about drinking.

Dealing with Drinking
A CAMH web page that provides steps to cut down or quit drinking.

Thinking about Drinking 
A CAMH self-assessment tool for patients.

Personalised Alcohol Use Feedback
This online questionnaire asks a number of questions about people's alcohol use. People submit the completed online questionnaire and immediately receive feedback about where their alcohol use may be affecting them.

Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C.A. (1995). Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. A self-care that gives patients grounding in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques.

Telephone support

Motherisk. The Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline (1 877 327-4636) offers information and counselling to pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families.

Other online resources

Women for Sobriety. An organization that helps women to overcome their addiction to alcohol and other drugs.