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What does problem alcohol use look like?

What is Binge Drinking?
Iowa Substance Abuse Brief on rates and risks of binge drinking.

General alcohol use fact sheet
Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare infographic on alcohol use.

Binge drinking among Iowans fact sheet
Iowa Substance Abuse Brief on binge drinking rates and problems in Iowa.

Drinking Too Much Alcohol? Here's What Happens When Heavy Drinkers Blackout
Medical Daily article on the science behind alcohol-related blackouts.

How to Cut Down on your Drinking (NIAAA) brochure. In Spanish.
NIAAA brochures (English and Spanish) with tips on how to reduce drinking.

Who is at risk for problem alcohol use?

A Day in the Life of Older Adults: Substance Use Facts
The CBHSQ Report article on alcohol and other substance use by older adults.

A look at alcohol use by college students
College Drinking webpage on prevalence and consequences of alcohol use for college students.

Underage drinking facts
CDC webpage on drinking levels and consequences among youth.

How does alcohol use impact mental health?

Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Depression overview
Mental Health American webpage on warning signs, consequences and health impacts of binge drinking.

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators report
SAMHSA results report from 2015 nation survey on drug use and health.

How does alcohol use impact pregnancy?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders overview
CDC website on cause, prevention, identification and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions about drinking during pregnancy
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism webpage on impacts of alcohol during pregnancy.

Risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy
March of Dimes webpage with video and FAQs on alcohol use during pregnancy.

How do I help someone in my family?

Alcohol and drug addiction happens in the best of families brochure
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services brochure on impacts of drug use on children and families.

Parenting to prevent childhood alcohol use
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism webpage on tips to prevent alcohol use by children.

A guide to action for families to prevent and reduce underage drinking
Department of Health and Human Services publication on underage drinking risks and prevention.

What risks are associated with problem drinking?

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign against drunk driving
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration webpage with drunk driving statistics, risks, costs, and more.

Alcohol-related injuries infographic and fact sheet 
University of Illinois at Chicago infographic on alcohol-related injuries and risks.

Alcohol overdose or poisoning basics
College Drinking webpage on health information, risks and what to do when someone experiences an alcohol overdose.

Consequences of underage drinking
SAMSHA webpage on risks of underage drinking with downloadable PDF resources.

Underage drinking “What gets crushed when you drink?”
Iowa Department of Public Health webpage with video, text and graphic resources on risks and consequences of underage drinking.

How can alcohol use impact my children?

Effects of parental substance abuse on children and families
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress article on the impact of substance abuse on children.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
NACoA website with resources for family intervention, training, facts, videos and more on the impact of problem alcohol use on children.

Adult Children of Alcoholics literature
Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization website with literature, meeting information, resources and more.

Alateen: a fellowship of young Al-Anon members brochure
Al-Anon Family Groups introduction to Alateen groups for teens and young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Where can I find help?

Tips for how to recognize when to get help
Help Guide article on recognizing problem alcohol use.

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism website with resources for identifying problem alcohol use and finding treatment options in your area.

Drinking Driver Course locations and information
Iowa Department of Education drinking driver course information, forms and contact information.

Iowa impaired boating regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources webpage on boating and drinking regulations and consequences.

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