A Family History
Are You at Risk?
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Contact the following organizations if you or someone you
know needs help or more information about alcohol abuse
AlAnon Family Group Headquarters
Internet address: www.alanon.alateen.org
Makes referrals to local AlAnon groups, which are support groups
for spouses and other significant adults in an alcoholic person’s life.
Also makes referrals to Alateen groups, which offer support to children
• Locations of AlAnon or Alateen meetings worldwide can
be obtained by calling (888) 4AL–ANON (425–2666)
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (e.s.t.)
• Free informational materials can be obtained by calling
(757) 563–1600, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services
Phone: (212) 870–3400
Internet address: www.aa.org
Makes referrals to local AA groups and provides informational
materials on the AA program. Many cities and towns also have
a local AA office listed in the telephone book.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)
Phone: (888) 55–4COAS or (301) 468–0985
Internet address: www.nacoa.net
Works on behalf of children of alcohol and drugdependent parents.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
Phone: (800) 622–2255
Internet address: www.ncadd.org
Provides telephone numbers of local NCADD affiliates (who can
provide information on local treatment resources) and educational
materials on alcoholism via the above tollfree number.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Phone: (301) 443–3860
Internet address: www.niaaa.nih.gov
Makes available free publications on all aspects of alcohol abuse and
alcoholism. Many are available in Spanish. Call, write, or search the
NIAAA Web site for a list of publications and ordering information.
NIH Publication No. 03–5340