Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA)

Alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction constitute major health and safety concerns in the United States, with costs running into the billions of dollars annually for health care, related injuries and loss of life, property destruction, loss of productivity and more. Treatment is proven to be effective, but  few who need it have access to and receive care. Families can be devastated and children are at increased risk for their own addiction and mental health problems.

Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may have a problem with alcohol:

  • Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad?
  • Does your drinking ever make you late for work?
  • Does your drinking worry your family?
  • Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won't?
  • Do you ever forget what you did while you were drinking?
  • Do you get headaches or have a hangover after drinking?


Fact Sheets

Co-occurring Disorders and Youth

Alcohol Use & Abuse: What You Should Know


Alcoholics Anonymous

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FAQ's: Alcohol

Too Smart To Start  (SAMHSA)- Help Prevent Underage Alcohol Abuse

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

College Drinking: Changing the Culture (NIAA)

Family History of Alcohol: Are You At Risk (NIAAA)? 

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health

Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids