Alcohol Use DisorderHow is Alcohol Use Disorder Treated?
Treatment options for alcoholism vary, based on the individual’s health needs, personal goals, and stage of alcohol dependency. For long-term heavy drinkers, safe alcohol detoxification will likely require medical supervision. Keep in mind there is no successful one-size-fits-all approach to recovery. We are here to help you navigate the appropriate treatment process and assist in determining which options and programs will help you reach your health and wellness goals.
A number of factors need to be considered before choosing a treatment program, such as how long a person has experienced alcohol misuse, whether or not the individual will need housing for dependents, and whether or not there are physical or mental health issues that need to be treated or addressed alongside the alcohol misuse. It is important to research the program options in order to understand their distinct methods, approaches to treatment, ways they measure success, and what the expectations of the patients or program participants will be.
Finally, learn what the cost and time commitment are for each program. It may seem like hard work, but we are here to help you sort through the many options.
Alcohol Treatment Programs in Alaska
A wide range of alcohol treatment and recovery programs are available in Alaska. Types of programs include residential and outpatient programs; counseling services for individuals, groups or families; specialized treatment programs for women, teenagers and young adults; rehabilitation programs with combined treatment for mental health and substance misuse; and long-term support groups for people wanting to reduce or abstain from alcohol use, and their loved ones.
To find out more about what programs are available in the different areas of Alaska, please click here.
Below you can learn more about treatment options available to individuals seeking help with decreasing the harms of alcohol misuse.