Alcohol Treatment

Below are some of the alarming alcohol statistics in the United States:

  • Over 14 million people in the United States have an alcohol addiction and about half that number have minors living with them in a alcoholic household.
  • 6.6 million minors in the US live with an alcoholic mother or father.
  • Over 3 million people who are 60 or older in the United States abuse alcohol.
  • Alcohol related illnesses include a range of afflictions from developing cancers of the throat, larynx, liver, colon, kidneys, rectum, and esophagus, to immune system irregularities, brain damage, harming an unborn baby, and cirrhosis of the liver.
  • 40% of alcoholism is inherited from a alcoholic parent
  • Alcohol withdrawal delirium will result in the death of 1 out of every 5 alcoholics who stop drinking without professional medical intervention.
  • Alcohol treatment is the best hope for you or your loved one to successfully quit drinking before time runs out. Alcohol trouble knows no stereotype. It is a problem spread out over every type of person: rich, poor, male, female, black, white, child, adult, etc. The time to get help for yourself or your loved one is now, before the alcohol abuse becomes alcohol addiction and alcoholism.

Statistics show that most people select their alcohol treatment center based on cost and geographic location. Some treatment centers try to exploit this common knowledge by putting prices in their ads.


It likely means that they are more concerned about the price of treatment than the quality of their care. Like most everything else in life, you get what you pay for.

Alcohol Treatment: Inpatient vs Outpatient

There are generally two types of alcohol treatment programs:

Inpatient - This is the preferred, proven and most recommended form of alcohol rehab treatment. Unfortunately, instead of a first course of treatment, it is often not tried until someone has failed to stop drinking after attending outpatient treatment. Inpatient alcohol treatment is also commonly referred to as residential alcohol treatment.

Outpatient - These programs are usually recommended by well-meaning local help services in a person's neighborhood or community. Outpatient alcohol treatment is also sometimes chosen by those who simply don’t have the free time or financial resources to allocate to an inpatient program. The most recommended use of outpatient alcohol treatment is as a supplement to inpatient alcohol treatment program.

What to Expect from Alcohol Treatment

The best alcohol treatment programs are custom-tailored to fit the specific needs of each patient they treat. These leading treatment programs are different from many of their local counterparts that don't use the holistic approach for alcohol treatment. Many local treatment programs treat the physical symptoms of a patient but not the mental health of the patient. By also treating the behavioral health of a patient, the root cause of why a person turns to alcohol as their coping mechanism can often be discovered. The National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) maintains a continuously updated national database of alcohol treatment centers in your local area, as well as the leading recommended alcohol treatment centers in the United States and around the world.

Contact the National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) anytime toll-free at (800) 784-6776 or through our online form, and we will recommend the leading drug and alcohol rehab centers for you or your loved one.