Guide to Alcoholism Treatment

Taking the first step to seeking professional help for alcoholism can not only be difficult but can also feel exceedingly overwhelming. Whether it’s for you or someone you love, choosing where to seek treatment, what to look for within a facility, or what to expect while in recovery can make the process seem even more challenging.

With this in mind, Alcohol.org has created an easy-to-understand alcohol addiction treatment guide based on American Addiction Centers’ (AAC) approach to treating alcoholism. AAC is a leading provider of addiction treatment services across the U.S. and offers a combination of proven therapies and services to meet your individual needs.

As a subsidiary of AAC, Alcohol.org is committed to making recovery accessible to everyone in need, while offering further insight into this chronic disease which affects more than 14 million people worldwide.1 In the following pages, you’ll find information on frequently asked questions regarding rehab and alcoholism treatment so that you can successfully begin your journey toward recovery today.

What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a chronic, relapsing disease that is characterized by a compulsive need to consume alcohol.3 Diagnosis is based on an individual meeting certain criteria outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).2

Treatment Philosophy

American Addiction Centers provides personalized addiction services to those in need of help and their loved ones. Everyone deserves the highest quality of treatment, marked by clinical excellence, individualized care, and a supportive community.

Why is Medical Detox Necessary?

Alcohol withdrawal may range from mild to physically dangerous. A supervised, medical detox can help people avoid unnecessary discomfort or life-threatening withdrawal complications.

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Treatment

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How to Get Admitted Into Alcoholism Treatment With AAC

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How to Get Admitted Into Alcoholism Treatment With AAC

Once you’ve made the decision to seek treatment, the admissions process is the next step.

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AAC is Committed to Providing Critical Addiction Treatment Amidst Coronavirus

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AAC is Committed to Providing Critical Addiction Treatment Amidst Coronavirus

AAC remains open and committed to serving the millions of individuals struggling with addiction

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Paying for Alcohol Addiction Treatment With AAC

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Paying for Alcohol Addiction Treatment With AAC

Don't let finances stop you from seeking treatment. There are options available for every person.

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What Makes Alcohol Addiction Treatment Unique?

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What Makes Alcohol Addiction Treatment Unique?

Alcoholism treatment can help you learn how to manage addiction and live a healthier life.

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How AAC Creates Your Recovery Treatment Plan

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How AAC Creates Your Recovery Treatment Plan

We aim to create customized treatment plans for all of our patients.

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Levels of Care for Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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Levels of Care for Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Check out the various levels of care provided by AAC at our nationwide facilities.

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AAC’s Unique Medical Capabilities

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AAC’s Unique Medical Capabilities

AAC utilizes an array of unique medical capabilities to offer patients a tailored rehab experience.

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Meet AAC’s Industry Experts & Treatment Professionals

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Meet AAC’s Industry Experts & Treatment Professionals

Meet AAC's network of industry experts who will guide you through your recovery journey.

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Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

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Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Often times, mental health and substance use disorders coexist together as co-occurring conditions.

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Alternative Therapies Offered at AAC

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Alternative Therapies Offered at AAC

AAC offers everything from equine and pet therapy to music, art and meditation programs.

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AAC’s Unique Specialized Tracks & Groups

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AAC’s Unique Specialized Tracks & Groups

We offer a number of unique specialized tracks that may better serve you in your recovery journey.

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Our Commitment to Treating Veterans Battling Alcoholism

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Our Commitment to Treating Veterans Battling Alcoholism

Our Salute to Recovery program caters to veteran and first responder populations battling addiction.

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90 day promise
We’re committed to your recovery. When you invest and successfully complete 90 consecutive days at an American Addiction Centers facility, we believe that you have created the most solid foundation for your long-term goals of sobriety. In the event that you experience a relapse, you are welcome back for a complimentary 30 days of our treatment. This is our promise to you.
* Results may vary, and terms and conditions may apply.

Accreditations

All American Addiction Centers facilities are certified Joint Commission or CARF accredited.
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Joint Commission (JCO)
An internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry, a JCO accreditation signifies that a facility has met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment, including high acuity medical detox.
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The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF is an independent nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that various areas of healthcare treatment meet lofty standards. CARF’s mission is to “promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.”

Treatment Facilities

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Faith-based Therapy
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SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
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Post-treatment Sober Housing
https://sunrisehouse.com/
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Residential Treatment
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Co-occuring Disorder Treatment
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12-Step Groups
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Post-treatment Sober Housing
https://deserthopetreatment.com/
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Intensive Medical Rehab
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Residential Treatment
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Outpatient Therapy
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Faith-based Therapy
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Co-occuring Disorder Treatment
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12-Step Groups
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SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
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Post-treatment Sober Housing
https://www.oxfordtreatment.com/
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Intensive Medical Rehab
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Residential Treatment
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Outpatient Therapy
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Family Therapy
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Faith-based Therapy
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Co-occuring Disorder Treatment
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12-Step Groups
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SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
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Post-treatment Sober Housing
https://riveroakstreatment.com/
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Intensive Medical Rehab
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Residential Treatment
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Outpatient Therapy
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Family Therapy
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Faith-based Therapy
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Co-occuring Disorder Treatment
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12-Step Groups
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SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
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Post-treatment Sober Housing
https://www.recoveryfirst.org/
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Intensive Medical Rehab
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Residential Treatment
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Outpatient Therapy
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Family Therapy
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Faith-based Therapy
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Co-occuring Disorder Treatment
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12-Step Groups
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SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
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Post-treatment Sober Housing
https://lagunatreatment.com/
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Intensive Medical Rehab
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Residential Treatment
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Co-occuring Disorder Treatment
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SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
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Post-treatment Sober Housing

Have Questions About Facilities?

Our admissions navigators would love to support you. Please call the number below so we can answer your questions about facilities, treatment plans, or addiction.
888-685-5770

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Sources

[1]. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables.

[2]. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing; 490-491.

[3]. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (n.d.). Alcohol use Disorder.

[4]. MedlinePlus. (2019). Alcohol Withdrawal.

5]. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Effective Treatment. Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition).

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