Congratulations for reaching out and making it to this page. Remember that if the current situation involves any danger, then the very first thing is to call the appropriate agencies (law enforcement, emergency room, local sheriff, etc.). There is a lot of information available by clicking the buttons below. Please contact us at the Missouri Recovery Network if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Start?
Sometimes reaching out for help is the place to start…
Emergency Contact Numbers & 24/7 Helplines
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact 911, your local Emergency Room, or local law enforcement. In the absence of immediate danger, you may also find the numbers at the link below to be very useful…