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.
A brochure that suggests answers to common questions that children have about a parent's alcohol problem.
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.
Other online resources
Women for Sobriety. An organization that helps women to overcome their addiction to alcohol and other drugs.