New Free Online Physician Locator for People Addicted to Alcohol

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With advances in addiction treatment over the last decade, some office-based physicians are now able to effectively treat alcohol dependence in the privacy of their office. However, finding one has been a hit-or-miss proposition. When someone makes the decision to seek treatment for alcohol dependence it is important they are connected with services as soon as possible. To help facilitate this process, we have developed a new treatment locator. This new 24/7 free locator also connects patients to counselors/therapists and treatment centers that employ evidence-based therapies for addiction.

"A similar physician locator for opiate addiction treatment (found at http://www.naabt.org/local) receives in excess of 40,000 searches a month. It serves as a way for patients to privately find physicians specifically trained in treating addiction disorders. It also serves as a referral list for doctors to help patients connect with counselors, a very important -- and sometimes overlooked -- component of addiction treatment," said Timothy Lepak, President of NAABT, Inc.

Anyone with a website can now add this free lifesaving tool to their website to aid their visitors in finding help. There are a variety of sizes to accommodate any website design. This link explains how to add it: http://www.alcoholanswers.org/FreeTools

Caregivers who treat addiction to alcohol with evidence-based approaches are invited to register and join the growing list of providers. Physicians can register at: http://www.AlcoholAnswers.org/List

Counselors/therapists can register at http://www.CounselorList.org

AlcoholAnswers.org also hosts an online support community for both the alcohol-dependent individual, either in or looking for treatment, and their loved ones. Friends and family of someone with an addiction disorder often want to help but don't know what to do. This website helps them learn about the condition so they can play a constructive role in their loved one's recovery. http://www.AlcoholAnswers.org

SOURCE NAABT, Inc.

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