Alcohol General

Alcohol and Alcoholism Statistics (fact sheet)
This fact sheet outlines Things You Need to Know about Alcohol & Alcoholism including recent statistics.

Alcohol and Health (fact sheet)
This fact sheet explores the effects of alcohol on your health.

Alcohol: What You Don’t Know Can Harm You (8 pg. booklet)
Even in small quantities, alcohol can impair a person’s ability to drive and it may interact negatively with prescription and over-the-counter medications. Alcohol use may also lead to interpersonal conflicts, birth defects, and long-term health problems. This booklet defines a “drink” and explains some of the harmful consequences of moderate drinking.

Alcoholism: Getting the Facts (booklet)
For many people, the facts about alcoholism are not clear. What is alcoholism, exactly? How does it differ from alcohol abuse? When should a person seek help for a problem related to his or her drinking? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has prepared this booklet to help individuals and families answer these and other common questions about alcohol problems. The following information explains both alcoholism and alcohol abuse, the symptoms of each, when and where to seek help, treatment choices, and additional helpful resources.

The Disease of Alcoholism
Gives a brief historical overview of the disease definition of alcoholism, and explains how alcoholism develops and how it can be prevented.

What Are the Signs of Alcoholism?
The NCADD Self-Test. Our classic test, which asks 26 yes/no questions to help determine if you or someone you know needs to find out more about alcoholism.

What Can You Do About Someone Else’s Drinking?
A helpful guide for anyone involved in a relationship with someone who may be an alcoholic.

Alcohol Information for Clinicians

Alcohol Treatment and Adolescents (fact sheet)
This fact sheet talks about the unique needs that adolescents have for receiving substance abuse treatment.

Alcohol Use Among Older Adults: Pocket Screening Instruments for Health Care and Social Service Providers (pocket guide)
This pocket screener helps health care and social service providers (1) identify signs of possible alcohol problems among older adults, (2) intervene to help reduce alcohol consumption, and (3) assist in obtaining evaluation and treatment for alcohol problems for older adults. It also includes a card containing two questionnaires that users can administer to see if clients need to be referred for a complete evaluation regarding their alcohol use. It was created to accompany TIP 26, Substance Abuse Among Older Adults.

Prevention Programs That Work (fact sheet)
This SAMHSA Fact Sheet Provides a summary of Highlights of alcohol prevention findings from SAMHSA/CSAP national cross-site evaluations and grantee evaluations.

The Active Ingredients of Effective Treatment for Alcohol Problems (booklet)
Learn about the different types of alcohol treatment and how communities, families, employers, and individuals can benefit from effective treatment.

Alcohol Information for Parents and Caregivers

Make a Difference – Talk to Your Child About Alcohol (booklet)
A booklet containing information to help parents discuss alcohol issues with young people ages 10-14.

The Role of Parents in Preventing and Addressing Underage Drinking (fact sheet)
This fact sheet talks about the role of parents in preventing underage drinking. There are tips on parenting skills, a discussion of social influences, and family structures.

Underage Drinking Prevention Action Guide and Planner (61 pg. book)
This Action Guide is intended to help communities create programs to prevent the tragedies that underage drinking can cause. This Action Guide is designed to: Provide community organizers with ideas and suggestions for accomplishable underage drinking prevention activities that target communities, businesses, social events, media, parents, and youth. Provide community organizers with ways to coordinate prevention efforts with government agencies, local groups, and other grassroots organizations. Provide factual information about the issues involved in the underage use of alcohol that can be disseminated through your prevention activities and help inform your audiences.

What Should I Tell My Child About Drinking? (brochure)
Comprehensive guide offers advice for various stages of a child’s development and features a series of “teachable moments” that give parents a structured opportunity to sit down with their child and discuss alcohol.

What Should I Tell My Child About Drinking? (video)
Hosted by Meryl Streep, this two-part video will help parents and other caregivers improve their communication skills about alcohol. Package includes companion brochure (see above) and facilitator’s guide. VHS, 46 minutes, color.

PowerPoint Presentations

“Research Advances in Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Do They Mean for Recovery?”

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, September, 2005.

Family Resources


Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families. . .And It Hurts (tri-fold brochure)
Dependence on alcohol and drugs is our most serious national public health problem. This brochure discusses this problem in the context of the family and explains that all members are affected.

Faces of Change: Do I Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs? (booklet)
This booklet asks people to assess the role alcohol and drugs play in their lives as they follow the stories of five individuals from different backgrounds who also have a problem with substance abuse. Contains a change plan worksheet and contact information.

Family History of Alcoholism (A) Are You At Risk? (tri-fold brochure)
This tri-fold brochure answers questions on family history of alcoholism If you are among the millions of people in this country who have a parent, grandparent, or other close relative with alcoholism, you may have wondered what your family’s history of alcoholism means for you. Are problems with alcohol a part of your future? Is your risk for becoming an alcoholic greater than for people who do not have a family history of alcoholism? If so, what can you do to lower your risk?

Books Related to Addiction/Recovery

  • Dudley – Jackie Endraske(This book offers hope for children living in an alcoholic family. Recommended ages, 5-12 years old.)
  • The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Mode – Stephanie Brown Ph.D. and Virginia M. Lewis Ph.D.
  • The Family Recovery Guide: A Map for Healthy Growth – Stephanie Brown Ph.D., Virginia M. Lewis, Ph.D. and Andrew Liotta



A Day Is Coming: Visions of a New Recovery Advocacy Movement
William L. White, M.A. (2001)

All in the Family: Addiction, Recovery, Advocacy
William L. White, M.A. and Bob Savage, Director of the Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery (2003)

An Addiction Recovery Glossary
William L. White, M.A. (2002)

Are you in Recovery From Alcohol and Drug Problems? Know Your Rights (booklet)
This brochure helps those in recovery understand their rights under Federal laws that protect against discrimination. It includes information about the legal consequences of alcohol- and drug-related conduct that can limit rights and opportunities and what an individual can do to prevent or remedy violations to his or her rights and overcome barriers due to past or current drug- or alcohol-related conduct.

Guide to the Development of Mutual Aid Groups
Linda Kurtz, D.P.A., and Ernie Kurtz, Ph.D.

Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Man’s Guide to Coping with the Effects of Childhood Abuse (booklet)
This guide is for men with substance use disorders who were abused as children. It explains some of the feelings that can surface when someone dependent on alcohol or drugs enters treatment. The guide also defines childhood abuse, lists symptoms of abuse, and informs the reader of how to handle childhood abuse issues while in treatment. Additional resources are included.

Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Woman’s Guide to Coping with the Effects of Childhood Abuse (booklet)
This brochure accompanies Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues, #36 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series. It addresses the feelings women in substance abuse treatment may experience, defines childhood abuse, lists symptoms of abuse, and gives suggestions on how to deal with childhood abuse issues while in treatment. A list of additional resources is included.

HISTORY CORNER – Intervention Keeley Style
William L. White, M.A. (2001)

Peer-based Recovery Support Services
William L. White, M.A. (2004)

Radical Recovery
William L. White, M.A. (2004)

Recovery Advocacy

Recovery as a Heroic Journey
William L. White, M.A. (2001)

Recovery Management and People of Color
William L. White, M.A. and Mark Sanders, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C. (February 2004)

Recovery: The Next Frontier
William L. White, M.A. (January 2004)

Sponsor, Recovery Coach, Addiction Counselor: The Importance of Role Clarity and Role Integrity
William L. White, M.A. (2006)

The Importance of Role Clarity and Role Integrity
William L. White, M.A. (2006)

The Rhetoric of Recovery Advocacy: An Essay On the Power of Language
William L. White, M.A. (2001)

The Varieties of Recovery Experience: A Primer for Addiction Treatment Professionals and Recovery Advocates
William L. White, M.A. and Ernest Kurtz, Ph.D. (October 2005)

Toward a New Recovery Movement: Historical Reflections on Recovery, Treatment and Advocacy
William L. White, M.A. (2000)

Treatment Works
William L. White, M.A. (2004)

Where do we go from Here? Recovery Summit October 4-6, 2001, St. Paul, MN
William L. White, M.A.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Donald Howard Scholarship Fund

  • The Donald Howard Scholarship Fund is in honor of men and women recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions.
  • The Donald Howard Scholarship Fund provides financial assistant for educational or vocational training to men and women who are in recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addictions.
  • The scholarship fund recognizes that recovery is a life-long process that benefits from growth in all the areas of a person’s life: physical, mental, psychological and spiritual.


  • Missouri resident
  • A minimum of 1 year sobriety at the time of application
  • New or continuing student
  • 3 letters of reference including 1 from a sponsor
  • An essay of 300 words, typewritten, telling why you should be awarded the scholarship
  • Verification of acceptance to an accredited college, vocational/technical or trade school

Individuals who meet the application criteria and are approved will be awarded financial assistance up to $1,000 per year. Awards are made directly to the educational institution. Recipients are required to sign an award agreement outlining the conditions of the award.

Scholarships are awarded two times per year: May and November.

To request an application or for more information contact Nancy Howard at 573-447-3898 or

Download a copy of The Donald Howard Scholarship Fund Brochure

The Donald Howard Scholarship Fund Application for Scholarship Award

Contributions to the fund may be sent to:

The Donald Howard Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 935
Columbia, MO 65205-0935

More Scholarships . . .

Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation

The Next Step
Download a copy of The Next Step Scholarship Application

Treatment/Recovery Support