Previous listing from the "What's New" pages of the

Web of Addictions

What's New - May 27, 1995

New Information From Handsnet
"NEIGHBORHOODS ONLINE" is a new Internet source of community building resources as they relate to neighborhood problems and programs: community development, economic development, education, safety, etc. Developed by Institute for the Study of Civic Values,, in Philadelphia, it also includes national information useful to anyone concerned about neighborhoods. Those with Web Access, go to, access the "community center," then "Neighborhoods Online."

"STUDY ON IMPLEMENTING 0.08 BAC LIMIT" found significant decreases in alcohol-related fatal car crashes following implementation 0.08 blood alcohol content laws in five states. For a copy of the report contact Nat'l Highway Traffic Safety Admin, 202/366-1470.

For some very interesting information on Complementary/Alternative Medicine, Check out Dr. Peter Bower's pages at Peter and the Dogwood Institute are doing some remarkable things!

Living Cyber
A Living Cyber committee has been formed to bring together volunteers from all modem-accesible AA venues, boards and commercial online services and to link up all internet resources. A principal activity of the group at this time is the organizing of a hospitality suite for the July international conference in San Diego. Reports are that this will be in the Newport Beach Room at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. Sober net-heads will want to check this out. For more information e-mail

Karl Hakkarainen writes to inform us that the newsletter of the Addiction and Recovery Ministry of the United Church of Christ is accessible at Karl can be reached via e-mail at

We have added new links to:

These last two links are courtesy of our friend Robert Hale in Tennessee - Thanks Bob!

What's New - May 17, 1995

While the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City may well represent the worst in human behavior, the response to the bombing represents the best. People from all walks of life pitched in and volunteered. People lined up across the country to donate blood, school children collected money, food and toys to send to the victims and fire, police, medical and social service personnel from miles around Oklahoma City dropped what they were doing and volunteered to help. National Public Radio reported that there was literally one physician per injured person after the disaster. I am proud to be part of a system that so willingly gives of itself when someone is in need. People also showed how the internet can be used in times of disaster. We know that mental health and alcohol and other drug problems typically develop in the months following a disaster. Now that the immediate crisis is over, grief and depression will develop. Post-traumatic stress disorder and the accompanying alcohol abuse are likely to develop in the next several months. Oklahoma City area service providers are ready to assist those in need.

On May 15, 1995 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the matter of the CITY OF EDMONDS v. OXFORD HOUSE, INC., et al. In this case the court prohibited the city of Edmonds, Washington from attempting to close an Oxford House for recovering addicts located in a single family neighborhood. The case may have important consequences because the federal government has required states to establish Oxford houses.

We have added new links to:

What's New - April 25, 1995

What's New - April 3, 1995

What's New - March 28, 1995