People searching for high-quality care for alcohol use disorder have a new online tool to help them. The tool, called the Alcohol Treatment Navigator, is provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health.
The Alcohol Treatment Navigator is designed to help people with alcohol use disorder and their loved ones through a step-by-step guide to assessing options beyond Alcoholics Anonymous and detox programs, the Associated Press reports. The tool links to existing directories of board-certified addiction doctors or psychiatrists, accredited alcohol treatment centers and licensed therapists.
The navigator also includes 10 questions to ask a provider, and five signs of quality to listen for, as well as a downloadable toolkit to help organize and simplify the search process.