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How to Decide Which Option is Best

Learn how to put all of the pieces together to find a professional treatment provider that is the best fit for you or your loved one.

Selecting a treatment provider for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is just like making any other health care decision. By now, you have:

  • Researched the options available in your area.
  • Focused on those that have five signs of higher-quality treatment.
  • Interviewed one or more providers to learn about the services they offer.
  • Listened to their answers and compared them.

Consider all of this information, and your own best judgment, to narrow down the list of options.

A “best option” may become apparent to you. If so, great—with one choice, your work is easy!

If you have several good candidates to choose from, the Navigator Toolkit Treatment Options Chart [PDF-127KB] can help you summarize and compare your options. Just fill in the chart with the information that you learned in your interviews. The “Quality Indicators” columns will help you highlight the options that rank higher on your list because they have more signs of higher quality treatment.