The search for alcohol treatment can feel overwhelming. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will help you focus your search to find options that increase the chance for success.
The NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one. Unlike many other resources you may find online, the Navigator has no commercial sponsors. Instead, it is produced by the leading U.S. agency for scientific research on alcohol and health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
The Navigator will steer you toward evidence-based treatment, which applies knowledge gained through decades of carefully designed scientific research.
Click here to access the NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator.
The following video will demonstrate how to use the NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator:
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I Just Got Denied Coverage: Now What? How to File an Insurance Appeal for Substance Use Disorder
by Garry Carneal, J.D., Senior Policy Advisor with the Kennedy Forum
If you’ve already gotten your son or daughter into treatment for his or her substance use disorder, the last thing you should have to worry about is how to pay for it. Unfortunately, many insurers automatically deny coverage in part or in whole for addiction treatment, and you may have to appeal in order to ensure that your child continues to receive the treatment he or she needs and deserves.
Families are often faced with the burden of paying out of pocket for their child’s treatment when they are denied coverage. Understandably, the appeals process can seem daunting. However, persistence pays off. While many people don’t know how to (or choose not to) file an appeal, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that 39 to 59 percent of internal appeals were reversed in favor of the consumer.
Click here to help you understand how to appeal your denial of coverage or payment for substance use disorder and for some advice on how to appeal your denial and simplify the process.
If Your Child Struggles with Addiction, Peer-to-Peer Parent Support Can Help.
MAY 23, 2018 BY THE PARTNERSHIP
Imagine if you were about to go on a journey – a specific one, to a remote part of the world that you haven’t heard many people talk about before. You’d want to know as much as possible before you go, of course, to prepare you for what you should bring, what you will find and what you should do. While you can definitely consult experts on travel, as well as research the internet and read accounts of this part of the world — wouldn’t you also want to talk to someone who has visited there firsthand?
There’s nothing quite like being able to talk to another parent who has been in your shoes. That’s what our Parent Coaching program is all about. We have an amazing group of trained parent volunteers who live all over the country, who have all traveled the path of dealing with a child’s substance use. We pair up other parents – those who are still navigating the struggle of their own child using substances – with a coach of their own to help discuss their specific situation and learn evidence-based approaches to set the stage for positive outcomes. Parent coaches are there to listen, offer ideas and reaffirm that those who have a child using substances or with an addiction aren’t alone in this struggle.
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If you’re interested in working with a Parent Coach, contact the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helpline to get started. You can call 855-378-4373 or click here to learn about the other ways you can connect.
Click here to read the article on the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids website.