Alternative Law Forum
Sexuality and Young People
Alternative Law Forum is a legal service provider to groups and people marginalized on the basis of class, caste, disability, gender or sexuality. ALF utilizes an approach that integrates advocacy with critical research, alternative dispute resolution, pedagogic interventions and maintaining sustained legal interventions in various social issues. They utilize an interdisciplinary dialogue of the law and its interpretations through research, publications, public education, advocacy, and developing training materials.
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) was founded in 2001 and hosts 'the world's largest
asexual community', serving as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning,
their friends and families, academic researchers and the press. AVEN strives to create open, honest
discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike. The AVEN community centers
around the web forum, which provides a safe space for asexual and questioning people and their
partners, friends and families to discuss their experiences.
Gender and Sexuality Resources
This page publishes texts which address gender studies and queer studies, with a particular focus upon discussions of sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality in cultural practices.
Go Ask Alice
This is a health question and answer Internet service produced by Columbia University's Health Education Program in the US. Alice answers questions about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs and, general health.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS): BRIDGE and Eldis
Two useful information services are based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the United Kingdom. BRIDGE supports gender mainstreaming efforts in development by bridging the gap between theory, policy, and practice with accessible gender knowledge. Available online are BRIDGE reports synthesizing key gender and development debates, policies, and practices; bibliographies that identify and summarize key resources in specific areas; and a bulletin for policy makers and practitioners. ELDIS is a gateway to information sources on development and the environment. Its subject guide on gender and health covers reproductive health, the response to HIV/AIDS, and violence against women.
Love matters is a website about love, sex, relationships and everything in between. Love Matters is produced by Radio Netherlands Worldwide and influenced by a
Dutch view of sexuality and sexual health. It has loads of blush-free information to help you get the best out of sex and relationships, and stay healthy and
The Pleasure Project
The Pleasure Project is an educational, advocacy and research initiative that promotes safer sex that feels good. While most safer sex and HIV prevention
programmes are disease-focused, The Pleasure Project takes ‘a positive, liberating and sexy approach to safer sex’. They aim to make sex safer by addressing one
of the major reasons people have sex: the pursuit of pleasure.
Sangama aims to assist sexuality minorities (lesbians, bisexuals, homosexuals, gays, kothis, hijras, transgender people and others who are discriminated against due to their sexual orientation/gender identity) to live their lives with self acceptance, self respect and dignity; to bring sexuality, sexual orientation/identity and gender identity into the realm of public discourse and link it to gender, human rights and development issues/movements in India. Sangama’s activities include policy/advocacy initiatives, developing IEC materials, maintaining a library and documentation centre, and publications.
Sextalk.org offers frank and useful information on sexuality and sexual health.
San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)
San Francisco Sex Information is a free information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, nonjudgmental information about sex.
An online, searchable database of gender information and materials based in the United Kingdom, Siyanda is designed to support the efforts of policy workers, gender activists, program workers, and researchers in mainstreaming gender. Each document is summarized, and key documents have a long summary including findings and recommendations for implementation. Users are invited to share their work and contribute materials to the database.
Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues (TARSHI)
TARSHI is a NGO based in New Delhi. The website’s FAQ section has information about sex, sexuality, and sexual health. The ‘Resources’ link provides further web-based information on sex and sexuality as well as links to Delhi based Helplines.
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Birds and Bees
Sexual and Reproductive Health
The well-presented website provides sexuality education and resources to youth and adults in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.
Coalition for Positive Sexuality
"You have the right to complete and honest sex education. Demand information from your school, healthcare provider and parents. We have a quick and easy online tour through the most important topics for teens who are sexually active now or just thinking about having sex."
The Hormone Factory
Children aged 10 to 12 are intensely curious about the changes puberty brings. They are also fascinated about how babies are made and have a growing awareness of sex. The aim of this site is to support parents and teachers in talking to children about sexual and reproductive development, to answer the questions children often ask, and they ones they don't but wonder about.
This organisation is known for its pioneering learning & communication material, having conceptualized and developed print material, magic games, training games, teaching learning materials, board games, and puppets for use in the field of health education. The team at Innovations conducts several training programs on the use of these materials with a focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, gender, water and sanitation, substance abuse, climate change, maternal & child health, life skills etc.
I Wanna Know
Discusses teen sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. This US-based site has a section on the controversial issue of abstinence, which has been suggested as one of many ways of protecting oneself from unwanted consequences of unsafe sex.
Scarleteen: Sex Education for Teens
A site with excellent sex education for teens, this includes basic introductory information about boys’ and girls’ bodies and covers topics such as STDs, relationship issues, and body image. The website also provides on-line forums for teens to ask questions. This site also has a useful section called advice from an abuse survivor.
Sexuality Education Counselling and Health Services (SECH)
Sexuality Education Counseling and Health Services (SECH) are designed for students seeking information, health care or support concerning reproductive health, routine examinations, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV / AIDS, conception, contraception,...
Sex, Etc. is an award-winning national magazine and Web site on sexual health that is written by teens, for teens. It is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer (formerly the Network for Family Life Education), a leading national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education. Answer is part of the Center for Applied Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living.
This is a cool site on sex education and more for teenagers
The Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health section of this website includes demographic profiles of adolescents in Asia and the Pacific; advocacy and IEC (information, education, and communication) strategies for adolescent-oriented programs; reproductive and sexual health information; publications and resources; links; and news.
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1 to 9 Months
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered
This is an India-based website that contains information regarding pregnancy, labour, delivery, abortion and infertility resources.
EU/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health in Asia
This site, which focuses on South and South East Asia, includes country profiles, projects, resources, news, and related events. A new feature is that all RHI partner NGOs, especially those who do not have their own web site, now have the chance to present themselves and their work.
Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh
Many people endure sexual and reproductive dysfunction in silence due to lack of knowledge. Jansankhya Sthirta Kosh has prepared a question bank which highlights the common reproductive and sexual problems experienced by both men and women. The material is in the form of frequently asked question (FAQ’s) to make it easily understandable. The advise is an effort of doctors who have wide experience of handling typical questions both in hospital as well as community settings
The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics
Online resource of articles, papers, and information on issues of religion, sexuality, and reproductive health. The Consultation has Scholars who write on religion, sexuality, gender justice, development, and related issues.
This medical website provides simplified descriptions, pictures and video clips of medical topics relating to gynaecology, pregnancy, female and male infertility, assisted reproductive technologies and Ultrasonography.
The Reproductive Health Outlook (RHO)
Website provides up-to-date summaries of research findings, program experience, and clinical guidelines related to key reproductive health topics, as well as analyses of policy and program implications. An important objective of RHO is to help users link with quality online resources and collaborate with colleagues around the world.
ReproLine: Reproductive Health Online
This site provides a resource for training materials, new research and news, reproductive health, and links to other related sites.
Sexual Health Info Center
This website includes information about safe sex; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); sexuality and aging; lesbian, bisexual and gay issues; and sexual
problems. There is also the opportunity to ask a question about sexual health issues.
The Virtual Ob-Gyn office
Information about pregnancy, family planning, conception, labor, symptoms of pregnancy and prenatal care.
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Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality
This question and answer center provides you with answers to many questions about sexual orientation and homosexuality. It helps dispel many common myths about the topic and provides you with important basic facts. It also contains a useful bibliography of places to look for further information on the subject.
Gay & Lesbian Studies Digital Library
This site provides links to organizations, books, journals, and digital libraries for resources on sexual orientation.
GLBTQ Online Encyclopedia
The largest encyclopedia of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer culture to date. Contains articles and research on a variety of issues, as well as a space to sign up for the list serve and receive regular updates.
The Humsafar Trust is a male sexual health agency in Mumbai providing support for gay men and men who have sex with men. The website provides links to STD and HIV/AIDS information and education as well as information about gay rights in India.
The Library Workers Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources
Library Q: The Library Worker's Guide to Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Users is specifically developed as an aid to librarians working in the area of LBGT librarianship. This virtual library contains resources oriented to both public and technical services, including directories, bibliographies, checklists, and other resources compiled by Library Q staff as well as annotated links to a myriad of other resources developed by other library workers, bibliophiles, and knowledgeable people.
The London Gender Clinic
The London Gender Clinic is a new concept in providing comprehensive health care to gender dysphoric, gender variant, transvestite, transgendered and transsexual people
Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
"PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national organization promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families and friends."
The online resources section of this Canada-based website, provides links to other LGBT resources and support services.
"...the exquisite Gay Lesbian Bi and Transgender search engine! If you are looking for queer links, resources, information, support or just fun, chances are that you'll find what you are looking for right here at PrideLinks!"
Queer-Ink was initiated under the aegis of Offside Enterprises, a partnership of two queer women with over 20 years of experience each in corporate and
non-profit sectors, and a shared commitment towards creating empowering and self-sustaining undertakings through the retailing of books, art and films or the
publishing of new works or even setting up their very own Qi community.
Queer Resources Directory
Online resources for books, journals, articles, resource people, organizations, and support groups for people who identify as queer.
Sahodari is both a movement and a family of young transsexual persons. Founded in Tamil Nadu by Kalki, a successful transsexual woman, Sahodari’s members and
trustees are entirely constituted by transgender persons. Functioning informally for over five years and formally registered in July 2008, Sahodari aspires to
promote social, political, and economic equity while campaigning for the rights and liberties of transgender persons. Sahodari works to establish both social
and economic justice for gender non-confirming persons while working towards the elimination of oppression and exclusion based on caste, ethnicity, gender,
class, religion, legal status, sexual orientation, age, and disability. Sahodari runs several projects and is also responsible for having created India’s first
matrimonial site for transgender persons.
The website of Sangini, a Delhi-based organisation whose mission is to create, disseminate and redefine knowledge on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights; provide safe and supportive spaces to women dealing with issues around their sexuality and sexual rights.
A news and information source for crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered people, their family and friends.
The online centre serves as a resource for psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, as well as medical and legal experts who share a desire to better understand the transgender community and identities, as well as the circumstances in which transgenders live, in Asia. The aim is to promote and disseminate research and understanding of, as well as contributing towards efforts to effect social change in regard to, transgenders in Asia. It also contains country reports, book reviews, bibliographies, links to new resources and research, and personal accounts of transgenders in Asia.
U.K. website includes library and database on research about transgendered persons.
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Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA)
CREA works on building capacity, expanding discourses, and public education and advocacy on issues of sexuality, gender, health, and rights. Together with TARSHI, CREA organises and conducts the Sexuality and Rights Institute.
The Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation Online features daily feminist news, action items, domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines, a feminist career center, feminist research resources, information on women and girls in sports, and more.
Content for the busy woman. Get info on money, business, careers, news and trends, entertainment, fashion, shopping and more.
Jagori is a Delhi-based NGO that focuses on women’s issues such as relationship issues and violence against women. Their website has a link to listings of helplines and crisis intervention centres in India, as well valuable information about abusive relationships, rape and sexual abuse.
”KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.”
A reputed US based organization with resource information about HIV/AIDS, STDs, contraception, family planning, sex, sexuality and abortion.
Selected Women and Gender Resources on the World Wide Web
A well annotated guide to women and gender resources available on the Internet, including guides to searching the Web, databases and discussion archives
Women’s Health Issues
This US based site has links to partner sites which are about mental health and other issues such as depression, cancer, allergies, Alzheimer’s, diabetes etc…
WomenWatch is the Internet Gateway to all United Nations efforts for the advancement and empowerment of women. This site summarizes the UN's gender agenda; disseminates news about UN activities; and provides links to all UN bodies, conventions and declarations, and conferences that are relevant to women's issues.
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A to Z - Mental Health Info and Psychology Resource Links
A site containing many useful links on topics such as depression, eating disorders, anxiety, panic, child abuse etc.
A site on Andrology, it covers subjects such as for impotence, infertility, male menopause (andropause), and other male sexual and reproductive disorders (Urology). It also discusses transsexualism, sex change operations, Peyronie's disease and surgery for penis size enhancement.
The Circumcision Resource Centre
The Circumcision Resource Center is a nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of circumcision.
Jack In World
This site is mostly discusses male masturbation and sexual health. The FAQ link provides information about issues such as genitalia and night emissions.
Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, The (SPSMM)
The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) promotes the critical study of how gender shapes and constricts men’s lives, and is committed to an enhancement of men’s capacity to experience their full human potential. SPSMM endeavors to erode constraining definitions of masculinity which historically have inhibited men’s development, their capacity to form meaningful relationships, and have contributed to the oppression of other people.
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Provides extensive infertility information including: in vitro fertilization (IVF), GIFT, ZIFT, TET, ICSI, infertility clinics, donor egg and surrogacy
services, infertility legal services, pharmacies, sperm banks, infertility subject matter experts, infertility research, infertility diagnosis and treatment,
male factor, infertility Internet newsgroups, infertility psychological and social issues, infertility drugs and medications, such as Metrodin, Pergonal, Clomid,
adoption, resolve, and surrogate mothers.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
RESOLVE is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy for better insurance coverage. RESOLVE supports family-building through a variety of methods, including appropriate medical treatment, adoption, surrogacy and the choice of childfree living.
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The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is a US-based anti-sexual assault organization and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Inside, you'll find statistics, counselling resources, prevention tips, news and more. The ‘What Should I Do’ link provides valuable information about sexual assault. The FAQ section has information about their hotline model and how it works.
Recovering and Healing from Incest (RAHI) Foundation
The Delhi-based organisation’s website has useful links to information about sexual abuse and incest as well as links to further resources.
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This site provides information about asthma and has links to FAQ, treatment and research resources. The interactive asthma tutorial “uses animations, text and a voiceover to deliver information in an easy to understand and highly illustrative manner.”
This website is an initiative of the Discovery channel and covers a wide spectrum of health issues including sexual health and reproductive health.
This website is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians and has a wide variety of information about general health for healthy living, women, men, seniors, parents and kids. You can search the sites index for information on specific conditions.
Global Health Reporting
This website aims to educate about major global health issues like HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. The site provides good basic information, facts and FAQ and has excellent links to further resources for information.
Health and Age
Medical Articles - At Health and Age we add new articles to our site at frequent intervals. There are two types of medical articles: summaries or reviews of a medical topic and counseling articles written by experts and designed to help you better understand medical problems and to find ways of solving them.
Health and Yoga
This site has information on yoga and meditation practice and includes guidelines for practicing yoga during pregnancy.
This Jehangir Hospital site provides health information for people of all age groups and also has information on nutrition, diet and exercise.
MedIndia provides comprehensive healthcare information for both patients and professionals, with an India centric perspective. One can search the MedIndia database for specific diseases, review diet and nutrition information, or link to a health related website listed in the extensive medical websites section.
“Keep up to date with the latest news and information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of most type of allergies.”
Web Health Centre
This India based website provides reliable information about many important health related issues. Click the link to ‘sexual medicine’ or ‘women’s health’ under the ‘Health Topics’ section for comprehensive information about sex, sexuality, family planning and women’s health issues.
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HIV/AIDS Related Resources
Sex Work Resources
AIDSTAR-Two's database of organizational capacity building tools provides program planners and implementers a broad array of ways to advance their programs,
institutions, and networks working on HIV and AIDS around the world. Each month, they feature a tool/resource and invite participants to adapt it to their local
context. A discussion forum to share information on the featured tools/resources is also available.
AVERT: AIDS & HIV Education and Research Trust
Avert is an international AIDS charity based in the U.K that provides information on HIV/AIDS education, prevention, testing, and treatment. The website is continually updated to include the most up to date information. The site is easy to navigate and provides reliable information and resources.
The Body: A Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Provides information and education about HIV prevention and AIDS treatment and care around the world. This site has information for the layperson as well as for professionals looking for the latest information on HIV/AIDS, on policy and advocacy related issues, events and conferences.
The Heroes Project
The Heroes Project was created to provide leadership on HIV/AIDS in India among media, societal and political sectors with the purpose of reducing the spread of HIV and associated stigma facing those living with the virus. This Project has worked towards these goals through a series of broad media campaign in print, radio and television as well as special events.
HIV INSITE: Centre for HIV Information
The site provides up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and policy from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Link to the ‘Basics’ section for general information and FAQ’s.
The Lawyer’s Collective provides free legal services, conducts advocacy and policy research on legal and human rights issues, and develops publications, documentation and trainings through their HIV/AIDS Unit and Women’s Rights Division. The organization produces a variety of public education material on the rights of HIV-positive people and conducts public education campaigns to raise awareness on various issues relating to HIV/AIDS, same-sex relationships, domestic violence, and stigma and discrimination related to these issues.
The NAZ Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing support to those affected by it, with sensitivity and confidentiality. Naz Foundtion works with men who have sex with men, truckers, women and children. It runs the only care home for HIV Positive women and children in New Delhi. Its work involves prevention strategies, care and support, research, and advocacy. Issues around advocacy include collaborating with several NGOs in India calling for the repeal of anti-sodomy laws.
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Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), Calcutta
DMSC is a forum exclusively of sex workers and their children set up to create solidarity and collective strength among a larger community of sex workers, forge a positive identity for themselves, and facilitate a space for acting on their own behalf. The operational activities of the programme are designed around centralised clinical services, which are supported by a team of outreach workers who are all sex workers. DMSC is involved in crisis mitigation on behalf of its sex-worker members and has been taking steps to improve their immediate working conditions. They operate a helpline, mainly for seropositive sex workers and their families to help them cope with the social and psychological traumas associated with being HIV-positive. The collective is also involved in a variety of advocacy initiatives designed to articulate their rights as citizens.
This email list is one of many sponsored by HealthDev, a Swiss-based electronic forum that is designed to help people and communities around the world exchange information about HIV/AIDS. The sex-work forum has gone beyond the problem of HIV/AIDS to discuss a wide variety of issues that are relevant to sex work, including legalization, psychological trauma, and other health issues. You can join the Sex-Work Forum by sending a blank message to email@example.com.
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Disability Related Resources
Action for Autism (AFA)
This is a website for a Delhi-based organization, AFA that provides “support and services to persons with autism and those who work with them in South Asia.” The site has information regarding care and services for autistic children in India as well as links to information and education resources about autism.
Disability India Network
This is an India-based website that provides a network of support and information about disability services throughout the country.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Life Centre
The website of this US-based group has information and learning resources is geared toward people with disabilities and their families. The site has interesting links to information on Care, Leisure, Support and Wellness (including for spouses and parents of people with disabilities).
Sexuality and Disability
This is a website that starts with the premise that women who are disabled are sexual beings - just like any other woman. It discusses a wide range of topics
related to sexuality without shying away from them - parts of it are explicit. People have different views of what is and isn't appropriate and it includes them
all. This website is accessible to people with disabilities; special features have been included to ensure this.
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Mental Health, Depression and Suicide
Befrienders is a suicide prevention network operating in over 40 countries, including India. Their website provides information and referrals to support services. Click the ‘Find a Helpline’ to link to information about services in India.
This is a social place to meet people, whether you’re stressed, suffering from a mental illness such as depression, or you’re a care-giver who just doesn’t know
what to say or do, share your experiences via forums and blogs and work with BDT to help stop the stigma.
This website offers information about depression, signs, symptoms, self-assessment, and treatment. The ‘Web Resources’ link mainly lists US-based organizations, but the information is handy for everyone.
The website of the South India based voluntary organization, Maithri (affiliated to Befrienders India) has links to FAQ about suicide and depression.
Mind, For Better Mental Health
Mind believes in empowering individuals to understand their condition and the choices available to them. Their Infoline offers callers confidential
help for the price of a local call and their Legal Advice Service provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users,
family members/carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates.
This is the website for a Delhi-based NGO that offers counselling services. Their website offers articles on depression, anxiety and mental illnesses as well as an informative FAQ section.
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Substance Abuse Resources
This electronic database includes sex-disaggregated data by country and region on a wide variety of topics, including health, nutrition, and violence; education; poverty and socioeconomic roles; and political participation. Data comes from national statistics, UN databases, and World Bank surveys and is updated continuously.
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Information about alcoholism and substance abuse including self-assessment screening quizzes.
Al-Anon is an organization that provides support for families, friends and others affected by alcoholics. The website provides links to Al-Anon International where you can find listings for Al-Anon resources and meeting locations in India. The website provides links to Alateen, a site specifically for young people who’s lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
The site provides information about alcoholism and alcoholics anonymous meetings in India. Good links to FAQ and meeting locations and schedules in India.
HOPE TRUST is a comfortable rehabilitation facility where clients are treated with care and concern. It was established in 2002, as a 12-bed facility. Today, it has grown to 50 beds for men and women housed in three facilities. Hope Trust has earned an international reputation for its commitment, ethical standards and professional approach toward effective treatment of addictions.
Narcotics Anonymous India (NA India)
Narcotics Anonymous is a community-based organization for recovering addicts. The website provides information about NA recovery meetings throughout India. There are links for meeting schedules in Bangalore, Bhuvaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Darjeeling, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Nangal.
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The website is sponsored by the US government and offers information about alcoholism. The link to FAQ covers useful topics.
“Your online resource for all the advice information and support you need to stop smoking and stay stopped” The website has a section dedicated to South Asians where you one download and view information about giving up tobacco in five Indian languages – Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati and Bengali.
Web Health Centre
This India based website provides reliable information about many important health related issues. For information about alcohol and substance abuse, addiction, treatment and recovery, click the link under the section ‘Health Topics’ for alcoholism and de-addiction resources.
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