It’s never too late to seek help for an addiction to alcohol but there are some ways that we can learn to recognize the need for alcohol addiction treatment long before the severe consequences and physical illness begin to fully set in. If you or someone you love drinks alcohol regularly, there’s a chance that….
Alcohol Addiction Treatment Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous – A free to join fellowship of men and women who work together to support one another in the recovery from alcohol addiction.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services directory of treatment facilities.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) – Details and information on the causes, diagnosis, effects and treatment of alcohol addiction.
Mayo Clinic on Alcoholism – Mayo Clinic guide to alcoholism including the definition of alcoholism, details on causes and symptoms and treatment options.
CDC on Alcohol – Frequently asked questions and details on the effects that alcohol has on public health from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Alcohol Screening – Find out how much drinking is too much with this confidential screening assessment.
The Problems with Problem Drinking – Alcohol addiction information and treatment for Military members and Veterans.
Stop Underage Drinking – Details and informative guides pertaining to alcohol abuse prevention in teens.
Drug Addiction Treatment Resources
Finding Effective Drug Addiction Treatment – Comprehensive guide to finding treatment.
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask – National Institute on Drug Abuse provides a list of questions to assist in finding effective drug addiction treatment.
Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction – National Institute on Drug Abuse guide to methods of addiction treatment.
Treatment & Drugs – Mayo Clinic guide to drug abuse treatment and the types of medications that are used in effective addiction treatment programs.
Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders – SAMHSA guide to medication-assisted treatment of drug addiction.
Persons Who Use Drugs – CDC guide to help reduce or stop substance abuse.
Substance Abuse Treatment Fact Sheet – HIV prevention issues related to substance abuse treatment.
National Support Groups
Narcotics Anonymous – A free to join support group helping people recover from drug addiction.
Cocaine Anonymous – A twelve step support group for those in recovery from cocaine addiction.
Crystal Meth Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women in recovery from methamphetamine addiction.
Marijuana Anonymous – A support group for those in recovery from marijuana addiction.
Narconon – Support for those suffering from drug addiction and for the family members of addicts.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety – A support group similar to AA without the religious affiliation or higher power.
Women for Sobriety – A fellowship of women dedicated to overcoming alcoholism and addictions.
Smart Recovery – Non-twelve step recovery through self-empowerment and self-directed change.
Addiction Treatment Outside the US
UK Alcohol Addiction Treatment – Support and local help from the NHS for those suffering from alcohol addiction in the UK.
Alcohol Treatment in Australia – From the Department of Health & Ageing find help and treatment programs in each state or territory.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse – Help for members of Canada in search of addiction treatment.
Australian Government National Drugs Campaign – Help for those suffering from drug addiction and substance abuse in Australia.
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