NIH To Launch Online Tool To Help Patients Find Alcohol Abuse Treatment

The AP (10/3, Neergaard) reports the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will launch Tuesday a novel online tool to help patients find alcohol treatment professionals. NIAAA Director George Koob “ordered development of the Alcohol Treatment Navigator after realizing if medical professionals were confused, families must be lost.” The Navigator offers a step-by-step guide to assessing options beyond detox and Alcoholics Anonymous, including links to thousands of board-certified addiction physicians or psychiatrists, accredited alcohol treatment centers, and licensed therapists, organized by ZIP code.

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— “Trying to get sober? NIH offers tool to help find good care,” LAURAN NEERGAARD, ABC News, October 3, 2017.

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