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Resources and Mobile Apps for Substance Misuse
Additional Sites of Interest
- Alcohol Misuse: Facts About Risky Drinking
Information on preventing risky drinking, indicators and impact of risky drinking and where to seek help.
- Standard Drink Calculator
Guide for the number of standard drinks per each common drink container and mixed drink type.
- Substance Abuse Affects Families
- Brochure developed by VA and DoD that provides facts on substance misuse, its effects on families, and available resources
- Rethinking Drinking
- Brochure developed by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that offers valuable, research-based information on signs of harmful drinking, self-assessment of drinking habits, and resources for those who choose to cut down or quit drinking
- Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines
- Brochure developed by NIAAA that provides information on medications that may cause harm when taken with alcohol
- Pier Pressure
- An app developed by the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) as part of Navy’s Keep What You’ve Earned campaign, which seeks to encourage a responsible drinking environment by celebrating Sailors’ achievements in their Navy careers. The app features a role-playing game true to the “Navy experience” and resources to help practice responsible drinking behaviors in real life, to include a blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator; calorie and alcohol content calculators for beer, wine, spirits and popular cocktails; safe drinking tips; and direct access to local taxi searches and popular ride-sharing apps.
- An app developed by the VA for Veterans and Service members who are concerned about their drinking and how it relates to post traumatic stress after deployment, and for all people who are interested in developing healthier drinking behaviors; provides tools for cutting down or quitting drinking, tools for managing stress symptoms, education about alcohol use and how it relates to PTSD symptoms, and guidance to find professional treatment
- Can be used alone or in combination with counseling, but does not replace actual treatment