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If you need alcohol treatment while practicing physical distancing, there are several professionally led treatment and mutual-support group options available to you.

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Professional help

Your doctor. Primary care and mental health practitioners can provide effective alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment by combining new medications with brief counseling visits.

To aid clinicians, NIAAA has developed a guide for younger patients, Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide. Please visit NIAAA’s resources for health professionals and community leaders for more information.

Specialists in AUD. For specialty addiction treatment options, contact your doctor, health insurance plan, local health department, or employee assistance program. Other resources include:

Medical and non-medical addiction specialists

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
www.aaap.org
401–524–3076

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org
1–800–964–2000 (ask for your state’s referral number to find psychologists with addiction specialties)

American Society of Addiction Medicine
www.asam.org
301–656–3920 (ask for the phone number of your state’s chapter)

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
www.naadac.org
1–800–548–0497

National Association of Social Workers
www.helpstartshere.org (search for social workers with addiction specialties)

Treatment facilities

Substance Use Treatment Facility Locator
www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment
1–800–662–HELP

Mutual-support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
www.aa.org
212–870–3400

Moderation Management
www.moderation.org
212–871–0974

SMART Recovery
www.smartrecovery.org
440–951–5357

Women for Sobriety
www.womenforsobriety.org
215–536–8026

Groups for family and friends

Al-Anon Family Groups
www.al-anon.org
1–888–425–2666 for meetings

Adult Children of Alcoholics
www.adultchildren.org
310–534–1815

Information resources

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov
301–443–3860

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.nida.nih.gov
301–443–1124

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov
1–866–615–6464