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A Family History of Alcoholism: Are You at Risk?


Description

This brochure, for people with a family history of alcoholism, addresses genetic and behavioral factors influencing the risk for alcoholism. The brochure provides the following general guidelines on how to:

  • Avoid underage drinking
  • Drink moderately as an adult
  • Talk to a health care professional

This brochure also includes a list of organizations that can provide help or information about alcohol abuse or alcoholism, as well as a short list of related publications available from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Publications Distribution Center.

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/FamilyHistory/famhist.htm
The PDF version of this tool is available at: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/FamilyHistory/Family%20History.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat Reader® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Funding Sources

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; National Institutes of Health


QualityTool Topic

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Related Resources

  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics. [Web site]. Rockville (MD): National Association for Children of Alcoholics. [updated 2005 Dec 21]; [cited 2005 Aug 24]. [various]. Available from: http://www.nacoa.org/.
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). [Web site]. New York (NY): National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). [updated 2005 Dec 21]; [cited 2005 Aug 24]. [various]. Available from: http://www.ncadd.org.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). [Web site]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health (NIH); [updated 2005 Dec 21]; [accessed 2004 Jun 04]. Available from: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
  • Welcome to Al-Alon and Alateen. [Web site]. Virginia Beach (VA): Al-Alon Family Groups Headquarters, Inc.; 2004 [updated 2005 Dec 21]; [cited 2005 Aug 24]. [various]. Available from: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/.
  • Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous. [Web site]. New York (NY): Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.; 2005 [updated 2005 Dec 21]; [cited 2005 Aug 24]. [various]. Available from: http://www.aa.org.

History

  • Release Date: 02/2003
  • Recent Summary: 12/2005
  • Original Summary: 08/2005
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Last updated: April 14, 2008.