Which organizations provide resources and support for patients with fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patient handouts on alcoholic liver disease (ALD) are available; these can be provided during inpatient or outpatient visits. Patient family and social support play a central role in the patient’s abstinence from alcohol. Additional resources and support can be obtained from the following organizations:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Postal address: A.A. World Services, Inc, PO Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163; Phone: (212) 870-3400

Office address: A.A. World Services, Inc, 475 Riverside Drive at West 120th St, 11th floor, NY, NY 10115; Phone: (212) 870-3400

Global AA regional contact information is available at: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/communication-with-the-general-service-office-gso-of-aa-in-new-york-city

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – E-mail: niaaaweb-r@exchange.nih.gov

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc (NCADD): 217 Broadway, Suite 712, New York, NY 10007; Phone: 212-269-7797; Fax: 212-269-7510; e-mail: national@ncadd.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Headquarters and mailing address: 5000 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; Phone: 877-SAMHSA-7 (877-726-4727) or 800-487-4889 (TTY)

For patient education resources, see the Mental Health Center, the Digestive Disorders Center, and the Infections Center, as well as AlcoholismHepatitis A (HAV, Hep A)Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B)Hepatitis C, and Cirrhosis.


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