What to Know About Alcohol Treatment

What is alcohol use disorder (AUD)?
A health condition that can improve with treatment.

What types of alcohol treatment are available?
More options available today than you may expect.

Why do different people need different options?
One size doesn’t fit all. An assessment will guide you.

What about costs and insurance?
The most expensive option isn’t always the best.


Step 1
SEARCH trusted sources to find providers.
See all your options: programs, therapists, and doctors.

Step 2
ASK 10 recommended questions.
Get expert guidance on what to ask providers and how to listen for quality in the answers.

Step 3
CHOOSE quality care.
Learn ways to compare the quality of your options and make the best choice for your situation.

Who is the NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator® for?

The Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one. If you are seeking help for a teen, check out these recommended adolescent treatment resources.

If you are seeking treatment for yourself, you are taking an important step in your route to recovery. You may wish to ask someone you trust to help you through the process and for support along the way.

Why use the Navigator?

Unlike many other resources you may find online, the Navigator has no commercial sponsors. Instead, it is produced by the leading U.S. agency for scientific research on alcohol and health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

The Navigator will steer you toward evidence-based treatment, which applies knowledge gained through decades of carefully designed scientific research.

Learn more about the Navigator: Pointing the way to evidence-based care®.