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Treating Alcohol Problems

Free booklet offers treatment options

The new publication, Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help, complements the information in NIAAA's Rethinking Drinking, an easy-to-use website and publication.

A new resource from NIH's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help, will help individuals and families understand available treatment options for alcohol problems.

"The popular concept of alcohol treatment is often limited to knowledge of few, if any, programs," says NIAAA Director George Koob, PhD. Dr. Koob is an internationally recognized expert on alcohol and stress, and the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction. "There are diverse treatment options of which people may be less aware, many of which can be undertaken with minimal disruption to home and work life."

"A greater understanding of these options represents a contemporary approach to this problem and an important step toward improving the way we treat alcohol use disorders," adds Robert Huebner, Ph.D., Acting Director of NIAAA's Division of Treatment and Recovery Research.

This new publication is a key part of NIAAA's efforts to reach out to the general public with information about the varied approaches to treating alcohol addiction. The topics covered include the latest research-based treatments and what to consider when choosing among them.

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Rethinking Drinking

Rethinking Drinking helps you analyze your own drinking and offers the latest research-based information on the most effective ways to cut down, if necessary. Why not take a look now at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.

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Treating Alcohol Problems / Q&A with Dr. Koob about Treatment for Alcohol Problems

Winter 2015 Issue: Volume 9 Number 4 Page 26