Several organizations provide information about alcohol addiction and how to recover from the disease. Reputable treatment hotlines can help you find a licensed alcohol rehab center, support groups or other resources for alcoholics.
Get answers to your questions from the admissions team at Advanced Recovery Systems. The 24-hour hotline provides free information about alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery. The team can connect you with a rehab facility, determine your insurance coverage and explain ARS’s comprehensive treatment plans that include alcohol detox, counseling and other therapeutic components.
The federal government also provides a free hotline that can connect you with treatment providers at any time of day or night. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s helpline can also refer you to support groups and community-based organizations that aid alcoholics trying to recover.
The Alcoholics Anonymous website has a directory of phone numbers for information about nearby AA meetings. Local AA chapters can give you basic information about AA and provide meeting locations.
Al-Anon and Alateen are two of the biggest support groups for people affected by a friend or family member’s alcohol addiction. The groups help people recover from emotional harms caused by someone else’s alcoholism, and they can help family members learn healthy ways to support alcoholics. You can call the Al-Anon Headquarters to learn more about Al-Anon and Alateen or to find Al-Anon resources in your area.
It can be difficult to know when alcohol abuse issues are serious enough to call a hotline and find help. Many people are capable of overcoming minor problems with alcohol on their own. You probably don’t need to go to alcohol rehab because you got drunk or blacked out one time.
However, if you’re unable to quit drinking each night, you struggle to control how much you drink or you black out often, you probably need to seek some type of counseling for alcoholism. If you’re unable to quit drinking on your own, you may be addicted to alcohol.
You can also call an alcohol hotline if you’re searching for information about treatment, such as how much it costs, what type of treatment is available and how long rehab lasts. Family and friends affected by alcoholism can call hotlines to get information for their loved ones or to start the process of enrolling their child in treatment.
The conversation that you have when you call an alcohol hotline depends on which hotline you call and the purpose of your call.
Some people call hotlines for general information about addiction or when they need help determining whether they need treatment. If you call a treatment center or referral hotline, you may receive an over-the-phone assessment or general answers about the treatment process. If you call support group offices, you’ll learn information about local support group meetings for alcoholics and how they can aid your alcohol recovery.
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