The following is the definition of A.A. as it appears in its own literature.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,
strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem
and help others to recover from alcoholism. A.A. has nearly 2 million members
MADD is a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping drunk driving
and supporting the victims of drunk driving related crimes. Statistics,
information for parents and teenagers, and a number of MADD programs are
found at this site related to alcohol and alcohol abuse.
NCADI is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
and The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),
both of which are a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This site contains links to alcohol and drug facts, resources and referrals,
and research and statistics.
The NIAAA is closely associated with the NIH and DHHS. At this site
there are a number of links to information on the purpose of NIAAA, publications,
databases, press releases, research programs, conferences, FAQ's and other
S.A.D.A. is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by John Hall.
It is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Its goal is to help prevent children from
becoming dependent on drugs by offering free lectures and seminars. Coloring
pages for young children can be downloaded and printed from the SADA site.
This site provides an abundance of information about addictive behavior,
including topics related to alcohol and alcoholism. At this site there is
an online questionnaire for people concerned about alcohol consumption,
the "facts" about drinking.