The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has created
a new Web site and booklet that might be a useful tool for psychiatrists
treating patients with or at risk for alcohol problems. Called"
Rethinking Drinking," the materials present evidence-based
information about risky drinking patterns, the alcohol content of drinks, and
the signs of an alcohol problem, along with information about medications and
other resources to help people who choose to cut back or quit drinking. The
Web site, at<RethinkingDrinking.niaaa.nih.gov>,
also features interactive tools, such as calculators for measuring alcohol
calories and drink sizes.
Copies of the "Rethinking Drinking" booklet can be
or ordered from NIAAA by phone at (301) 443-3860. ▪