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What happens after you finish your alcohol use disorder program?

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Once you get back into the swing of your normal life, it might be easy to relapse and start drinking again. So you’ll likely want follow-up care for at least a year. You have lots of options, including 12-step programs, private therapy, and group counseling.

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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