A new online resource is now available to help the 15 million people suffering from alcohol use disorder find appropriate, quality care. Developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Alcohol Treatment Navigator is a comprehensive and easy to use online tool to help individuals struggling with addiction and their families navigate the complicated process of finding and assessing treatment options.
“We developed this tool to help address the alcohol ‘treatment gap,’” said NIAAA Director George F. Koob, Ph.D. “In any given year, less than 10 percent of individuals diagnosed with alcohol use disorder receive treatment, and many of them do not receive the type of care that best fits their needs. A big reason for that, we believe, is that people with alcohol use disorder often don’t know where to turn for help. The Alcohol Treatment Navigator offers a comprehensive strategy to help people search for professionally-led, evidence-based alcohol treatment, which should improve their chances for success.”
Next week we will be hosting a special webcast with Dr. George Koob, NIAAA Director, and Dr. Lori Ducharme, lead developer of the Navigator. The webcast will provide a walk-through of the tool, as well as a Q&A session.