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Alcoholism Treatment Center

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The professional staff at your local drug and alcohol treatment center can evaluate and treat your drug and alcohol abuse or addiction.

Are you having trouble finding a drug or alcohol rehab facility that is close to where you live?

Please continue reading to learn how to locate a drug or alcohol rehab facility that is close to where you reside.

The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has developed a website that includes a "Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator."

To get started, you have to click on the location where you live and you will be taken to a page that asks you to enter your city, state, and your searching radius information.

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Once you have done this, the "facilities search tool" will generate a number of substance abuse facilities within the city, state, and the searching radius that you entered.

The following information will be provided for each facility:

  • Special Programs/Groups (for instance, pregnant/postpartum women, persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, etc.).

  • Type of Care (in-patient or outpatient.

  • Services Provided (for example, substance abuse treatment).

  • Primary Focus of Treatment (for instance mental health or substance abuse services).

  • Special Language Services (for instance, ASL or other assistance for the hearing impaired).

  • Payment Assistance (Please check with facility for details).

  • Forms of Payment Accepted (for example, self payment, Medicaid, or Medicare).

The SAMHSA "Substance Abuse Treatment Services Locator" can be found here.

Conclusion: Alcoholism Treatment Center

If you have a "drinking problem," it is important for you to find out if you are alcohol dependent or if you are mainly abusing alcohol by binge drinking, for example.

The health care professionals at your local alcoholism treatment center will be able to evaluate the extent of your drinking problem and also help you develop a "drinking plan" that is more health-oriented.

Be forewarned, however, that this "plan" may mean total abstinence, it may articulate ways in which you can substantially reduce the amount and frequency of your drinking, or it may help you identify the psychological and situational "hot buttons" that trigger your problem drinking, thus leading to more control over your drinking behavior.

Whatever "plan" is developed by the staff at the alcoholism treatment center, keep in mind that without "buying into" and following through with your program, little, if anything of importance will result regarding your drinking situation.

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