Department of Psychiatry

Substance Abuse and Alcohol Disorders Resources

Substance abuse and alcohol disorders are among the most common behavioral problems encountered by professionals. Rates of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, suicide, criminal behaviors and medical disorders among those with substance and alcohol disorders are much higher than in the general population. The medical, psychiatric and social complications of substance and alcohol disorders make them among the most costly to individuals, families and society. As these conditions have come to be viewed as medical rather than moral problems, research into the cause of the conditions has led to the development of effective medical and psychosocial treatments to treat withdrawal, craving, gain abstinence, reduce relapse rates and strategies to prevent the onset of these conditions in vulnerable individuals.

The websites offered here are selected as starting points for clinicians, patients and loved ones to learn more about substance use and alcohol disorders, research in the field and the best practices in treatment and support for those affected by the disorder.

We hope you will find this site a helpful gateway to the world of information about substance use and alcohol disorders available on the internet.