A Simple Mission

We know alcoholism can take a serious toll on all aspects of a person's life. But with the right treatment and support, you can begin to get your life back on track. We can help. It's what we do.

Our Goals for You:
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Work to rebuild trust with family & friends

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Maintain sobriety & prevent future relapse

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Regain physical & emotional health

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Organizations We Proudly Support

These organizations provide evidence-based information, conduct statistical studies, and help to combat substance abuse. We are proud to present information from these resources.

Do you or a loved one struggle with alcohol or drug abuse?

To start your recovery, call our American Addiction Centers hotline available 24/7.
1-888-685-5770

Learn About Alcoholism

We offer content focused on the effects and negative consequences of alcohol abuse. Our medical professionals work alongside us to ensure our content is accurate and up-to-date.

Understanding Alcoholism Treatment Programs

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Treatment for alcoholism can be a renewing and life-changing experience. Learn about different treatment programs and tools for sobriety.

Choosing an Alcoholism Treatment Center

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Searching for treatment for yourself or a loved one can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. Learn more about what aspects to consider when choosing a program or center.

Affording Treatment

Addiction treatment providers diligently work with insurance companies to ensure that effective treatment methods are covered. Many insurances will cover most, if not all, medical aspects of rehab.

Types of Insurance Accepted:
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • COBRA
Services That May Be Covered:
  • Medical Detox
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Care
  • Medications
  • Counseling & Therapy
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American Addiction Centers

Guide to Alcoholism Treatment

Our in-depth alcoholism treatment guide explains the process of getting admitted to rehab, based on the 8 nationwide treatment facilities owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

Guide to Treatment

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Calculator

Reducing the negative impact of alcohol abuse on all communities is our passion. That's why we offer a free resource to estimate how much alcohol is in your system and approximately how long it may take for your body to return to normal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alcoholism?

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Drinking can cross over into the realm of compulsive alcohol abuse as a person begins to drink more and more frequently than they intend to, finding it difficult to quit despite negative consequences to their health, career, or social relationships. Using alcohol as an escape from situations, thoughts, or emotions can also be a sign of problematic drinking, which can make the situation even worse. Continue to Article…

Is There a Safe Level of Drinking?

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An increasing number of treatment professionals maintain that any amount of drinking, no matter how small, may have adverse effects associated with it, despite widespread perceptions of potentially positive health effects. In general, 1 or 2 standard alcoholic drinks per week can be considered "safe" or, at least, not problematic—though even this amount is up for debate. Although there may not yet be an unequivocal answer to questions about the potential consequences of having even one drink, scientists are discovering more and more about this potent substance every day. Continue to Article…

What is Considered Intoxicated?

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While the same number of drinks can affect everyone differently, for public safety purposes, there is a clear legal distinction when it comes to alcohol intoxication. A person is considered legally impaired or "intoxicated" when their blood alcohol content (BAC) reaches 0.08% or higher. This is the legal limit for driving under the influence (DUI) as well as the defining BAC threshold for what is considered binge drinking (i.e., roughly 4-5 drinks within a 2-hour period to reach a BAC of .08). Continue to Article…

Does Alcohol Impact Everyone the Same Way?

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Everyone reacts differently to alcohol. The effects of drinking can vary by age, gender, body weight, metabolism, tolerance, physical health, mental status, and other unique individual factors. Even if two people drink the same amount, they are likely to feel somewhat unique subjective effects as well as experience a differential impact on their respective health and wellbeing. Continue to Article…