The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
Text-only version for printing
Web Site Links
This site from the State University of New York at Potsdam defines
alcohol abuse, provides historical background, and explores alcohol's effect
on youth and health. Available help is noted.
A site created and maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services.
The information is provided in three languages (English, Spanish, and
French). This site contains basic information about the organization, its
mission, and the problems of alcoholism.
Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
The Department of Alcohol and Drug Problems is responsible for
administering prevention, treatment, and recovery services for alcohol and
drug abuse. FAQs, publications, treatment programs, statistics, laws and
regulations can be found here.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MADD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the
problems of drunk driving and underage drinking and supporting the victims
of these senseless crimes. The Web site describes MADD’s victim support
services and youth programs. Alcohol-related facts and statistics are
offered for teenagers. The myths about alcohol are also listed and
explained. In addition, the site contains a great deal of statistical
information, including drunk driving fatalities by state, and legislation by
Plus Health Information: Alcoholism
Links to alcoholism news, clinical trials, research,
prevention/screening, specific conditions and treatment.
National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
NOFAS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating birth defects
caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It uses a multicultural
approach in its prevention, educational, and healing programs. This is an
excellent site for those who seek general information about fetal alcohol
syndrome. The site contains definitions of and information about FAS, a
section on effective strategies for working with and disciplining children
affected by FAS, and descriptions of the organization’s programs and
projects. A number of good statistics are included in the resources section
of the site.
NCADD "fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug
addictions.". The site provides information for parents and youth about
drinking. The NCADD site provides a definition of alcoholism and a link to
“Facts About Alcoholism and Other Drug Addiction.” The fact sheets
contain statistical sources.
Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
A site provided by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),
located in Bethesda, Maryland. This site includes the full-text of such
publications as Alcohol Alert as well as the full text fro useful pamphlets
such as Alcoholism: Getting the Facts. There is also a section of "Frequently Asked Question: (FAQs) about alcohol abuse and dependence
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
The following Rio Hondo College Library online databases my
contain material relevant to alcoholism. Databases
may include magazine, newspaper and journal articles.
Off-campus users please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty or staff member to use these services.
This portal includes links to a number of databases, journals,
and Web sites focused on alcohol research and related topics.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Try searching for "alcoholism" or construct your own search in
this database to find current, in depth information.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior
Ref HV 5804 E53 2009
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: learning about addictive behavior.
Ref HV 5804 D78 2003
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Drinking of Alcoholic Beverages
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College
Library, to be viewed in the Library.
Advertising alcohol : calling the shots
Call number: Video 001295
Examines the images used by advertisers to sell alcohol.
Presents a detailed visual and conceptual analysis of why this
advertising does much more than simply tell the consumer what he
can buy. Demonstrates how some advertising deliberately
disguises the warning signs of problem drinking and falsely
links alcohol with precisely those qualities--happiness,
success, sexual fulfillment, prestige, athletic ability,
creativity--that the abuse of alcohol diminishes and destroys.
Alcohol : the substance, the addiction, the solution
Call number: Video 000742
"Recovering alcoholics, a treatment psychologist, and a physician
speak candidly about the causes and effects of alcoholism and the
challenges of recovery."
Cross addiction : the back door to relapse
Call number: Video 000743
Firsthand testimony from recovering alcoholics and addicts, chemical
dependency professionals, and a medical doctor dispel the myth that
there is any such thing "safe" substance for people in recovery.
Drinking, are you in control?
Call number: Video 000485
Presents a case for an alternative to the total abstinence approach
to the treatment of alcohol abuse. Questions whether alcoholism is
truly a disease. Features interview with alcoholism researchers,
self-described alcoholics who abstain from drinking entirely, and
former alcohol abusers who drink moderately.
Hooked : the addiction trap
Call number: Video 000503
This 3 part series shows the path of addiction and discusses how to
recognize when there is a potential problem. Interviews with young
people and adults who are coping with addictions to drugs, alcohol,
gambling, smoking, internet pornography, television and eating
disorders are intercut with scientific information on addiction and
Restless, irritable, and discontented : the basics of relapse
Call number: Video 000501
Examines the attitudes and behaviors that warn of relapse. Personal
stories help the viewer learn how to recognize and deal with
Spin the bottle : sex, lies and alcohol
Call number: DVD 0046
"By exploring the college party scene, Spin the Bottle shows the
difficulties students have in navigating a cultural environment
saturated with messages about gender and alcohol"
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
number [SSN] and password [your birthdate]. You will see a list
of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB (alcoholism) ) [from Peer-Reviewed Journals]
(SUB (children of alcoholics))
(SUB (fetal alcohol syndrome))
(SUB (alcoholism) and SUB (substance abuse treatment))
(SUB (drunk driving) and SUB (statistics))
(SUB (drunk driving) and SUB (statistics))
(SUB (alcohol) and SUB (domestic violence))
Researched and evaluated by:
S. Valero, Librarian 5/1998
T. Shabelnik, Librarian 8/2008
last update: K. Bourgaize, Librarian /2009