Substance Use Disorder Treatment at the Austen Riggs Center
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). As they state on their website, “Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment, and recovery. It is an opportunity to decrease stigma and misunderstandings in order to dismantle the barriers to treatment and recovery, and thus, make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from this disease.”
The Austen Riggs Center is a psychiatric hospital and treatment facility for those with complex psychiatric problems that often coexist with substance use disorders, such as alcoholism. All patients admitted for treatment at the Austen Riggs Center undergo a substance use assessment and approximately half meet the criteria for a co-occurring substance use disorder. Read more about Riggs’ approach to substance use disorder treatment.