The Treatment of Patients with Alcoholism or Other Drug Dependencies, and Who have or are at Risk for AIDS

Personal and/or family life of an individual suffering from alcoholism or from another drug dependency designed to enable the affected individual to achieve and maintain sobriety, physical and mental health, and a maximum functional ability.

There are many components of treatment including, but not limited to, physical and psychiatric evaluations, detoxification, counseling, self-help support, treatment for co-morbid physical or behavioral complications, and medication assisted therapy.  For a more complete discussion on treatment modalities, read ASAM’s Public Policy Statement on Treatment for Alcoholism and Other Dependencies.

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