Alcohol Addiction Treatment FAQ

Are there drug and alcohol counselors that accept Medicare?

Yes! Many drug and alcohol counselors accept insurance, including Medicare. Others may even offer services on a sliding scale.

Is there an alcohol rehab inpatient program that accepts Medicaid?

Yes! Many alcohol rehab inpatient programs accept insurance, including Medicaid. To determine if a program that you are considering accepts Medicaid, just call the admissions office.

What to say to an alcoholic friend?

An alcoholic friend needs a listening ear, and kind but honest words. When you speak to an alcoholic friend:

  • Be willing to encourage your friend to seek professional help
  • Be willing to assist them in the process
  • Be mindful of your own wellbeing during this time

What is the difference between binge-drinking and alcoholism?

  • Binge drinking is the behavior of drinking to the point of excess, and it carries significant risk.
  • Alcoholism is a chronic disease that affects a person’s ability to stop drinking, even when negative consequences abound.
  • Both alcoholism and binge drinking can expose a person to significant harm.

What to expect from an alcoholic rehab clinic?

Alcohol rehabs offer many services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient, residential treatment
  • Outpatient services
  • Referrals
  • Family support

What to do if your dad is an alcoholic?

If your dad is an alcoholic, encourage him to seek treatment, and express your support. In addition, work towards maintaining healthy boundaries with anyone whose problematic drinking has negatively affected your life.

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