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How do you choose a program for alcohol use disorder?

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You might want to make a list of questions to ask different alcohol treatment programs, such as:

  • What types of insurance do you take?
  • How is your staff trained? Are they licensed?
  • Can you send me a sample treatment plan?
  • Do you offer counseling and medical services?
  • How do you help prevent a relapse?
  • Is there aftercare when I’m done with the program?

SOURCES:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: “Support and Treatment,” “Alcohol Use Disorder: A Comparison Between DSM–IV and DSM–5.”

HelpGuide.org: “Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse,” “Overcoming Alcohol Addiction.”

Recovery.org: “Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Process,” “Alcohol Detox Treatment Programs and Process,” “Alcohol Withdrawal,” “Drug Rehab Treatment Information,” “Partial Hospitalization and Day Treatment Programs for Substance Abuse,” “Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse,” “Using Insurance to Help Cover Addiction Recovery Costs.”

Medscape: “Delirium Tremens (DTs) Clinical Presentation.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “What Is Substance Abuse Treatment?” “Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment: A Treatment Improvement Protocol,” “A Quick Guide to Finding Effective Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment.”

American Addiction Centers: “Drug Rehab Guides for Addiction and Mental Health.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on July 19, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: “Support and Treatment,” “Alcohol Use Disorder: A Comparison Between DSM–IV and DSM–5.”

HelpGuide.org: “Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse,” “Overcoming Alcohol Addiction.”

Recovery.org: “Drug and Alcohol Detoxification Process,” “Alcohol Detox Treatment Programs and Process,” “Alcohol Withdrawal,” “Drug Rehab Treatment Information,” “Partial Hospitalization and Day Treatment Programs for Substance Abuse,” “Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse,” “Using Insurance to Help Cover Addiction Recovery Costs.”

Medscape: “Delirium Tremens (DTs) Clinical Presentation.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “What Is Substance Abuse Treatment?” “Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment: A Treatment Improvement Protocol,” “A Quick Guide to Finding Effective Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment.”

American Addiction Centers: “Drug Rehab Guides for Addiction and Mental Health.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on July 19, 2018

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