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Helpful Resources to Check Out...

No matter where you are, whether you’re just getting started, recovering, still drinking, a family member, friend or just an outsider like me who finds alcoholism interesting, here are some resources I hope will be helpful or at least interesting to read.  
Please feel free to add onto this list. The more resources available the better it will be and the more useful. If you are the owner of one of these websites/blogs, and don't like your webpage/blog linked here, please feel free to let one of us know so it can be removed from the list.

Big Book online 4th edition:
http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/
All kinds of stuff:
http://www.cyberrecovery.net/
http://alcoholicsanonymous.9f.com/

For those who are wondering:
Alcohol -- Health Benefit or Hazard?
http://www.benbest.com/health/alcohol.html#brain

About Alcoholism:
http://www.4therapy.com/consumer/conditions/item.php?uniqueid=4394&categoryid=419&
This article describes it in more scientific medical terms:
http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n08/doencas/drugs/abuse07_i.htm
How Alcoholism Works:
http://www.4therapy.com/consumer/assessment/taketest.php?&uniqueid=20&
Facing the Facts:
http://www.4therapy.com/consumer/conditions/item.php?uniqueid=5126&categoryid=534&
Turning to Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, etc in times of stress:
http://www.4therapy.com/consumer/conditions/item.php?uniqueid=7076&categoryid=534&
Cravings, etc:
http://www.4therapy.com/consumer/conditions/item.php?uniqueid=6688&categoryid=420&
Disease concept article:
http://www.route164.net/node/154#comment-1279
Cognitive Impairment and Recovery:
http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/alerts/l/blnaa53.htm
Consequences of alcoholism:
http://alcalc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/34/6/830
Can alcoholism be treated? (Article about Campral)
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_15/b3928126_mz018.htm
Alternative stuff (the site clearly has an agenda to sell/promote but the info is interesting to read):
http://www.the101program.com/end_alcohol_abuse.html

For alcoholic parents (you can substitute with “alcohol”):
http://www.4therapy.com/consumer/conditions/item.php?uniqueid=7589&categoryid=534&

How can I tell if I have a drinking problem?
http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/tests/a/aa040130.htm
Do I drink too much? (Questionnaire):
http://www.4therapy.com/consumer/assessment/taketest.php?&uniqueid=20&
Addiction:
http://www.stop-addictions-secrets.com/index.php

Withdrawal symptoms:
http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/withdraw/a/aa030307a.htm
http://adam.about.com/encyclopedia/infectiousdiseases/Delirium-tremens.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delerium_tremens

AA related:
What to expect for your first AA meeting:
http://www.bma-wellness.com/papers/First_AA_Meeting.html
Is AA selfish?
http://recoveredalcoholic.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-alcoholics-anonymous-selfish-program.html
AA promises:
http://www.aa-uk.org.uk/publications/Promises.htm
Big Book study guide:
http://www.upperroomcomm.com/bbsguide/
12 step prayers:
http://www.ipass.net/a1idpirat/prayers.html



For those who stopped drinking:
http://alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/newcomer/pack/Now_that_you_have_stopped.pdf

For those who are recovering, daily links, activities, etc:
http://www.ipass.net/a1idpirat/readings.html
http://cleanandsobernotdead.com/
http://www.serenityfound.org/home.html
I find their forum especially interesting. It’s got lots of nice posts from the members:
http://www.step12.com/
Can be used to calculate how many days sober:
http://www.timeanddate.com

Blogs from recovering alcoholics:
http://recoveringwino.blogspot.com/
http://dryblog.blogspot.com/
http://jillijavagardenofeden.blogspot.com/
http://sobriety-is-exhausting.blogspot.com/
http://recoveredalcoholic.blogspot.com

Friends and Family resources:
Researchers locate area of 'a handful' of alcoholism genes
http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9805/20/genetic.alcoholism/index.html
Adult children of alcoholic parents
http://www.coaf.org/family/adult/knowrisks.htm
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
Find a meeting in your area:
http://www.al-anonfamilygroups.org/meetings/meeting.html

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