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What You Need to Know on Finding High-Quality Treatment for Alcoholism

NIAAA Alcoholism Treatments


Today we are introducing another resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institute of Health. More than 15 million Americans older than 18 are living and struggling with alcoholism yet less than 7% received treatment according to the National Survey for Drug Use and Health.

Getting treatment for alcoholism is only half of the battle—finding the right treatment for you or your loved one demands hours of researching, interviewing, and planning. The NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator alleviates this process by helping you recognize and understand the 5 signs of higher-quality care, how to search and what to ask, and how to compare providers on what is right for you. The Navigator guides visitors every step of the way to find professional, highly-qualified treatment options.

The website also:

- Describes alcohol use disorder and the various treatment options available.
- Explains the importance of “evidence-based” practices.
- Features online directories of treatment providers.
- Offers a downloadable toolkit to help organize and simplify the search process.

For more information, head over to the NIAAA Treatment Navigator.

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