September 17, 2007
NAABT, Inc. Announces Launch of New Evidence-Based Website Www.AlcoholAnswers.Org
FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coinciding with National Recovery Month (September), NAABT, Inc. proudly announces the launch of http://www.alcoholanswers.org/
AlcoholAnswers.org is an Evidence-based Resource Website providing educational information on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism).
What is Evidence-based?
Evidence-based thinking is a process by which diverse sources of information (research, theory, practice principles, practice guidelines, and clinical experience) are synthesized by a clinician, expert, or group of experts in order to identify or choose the optimal clinical approach for a given clinical situation.
http://www.alcoholanswers.org/ is an ever-evolving website with pertinent, evidence-based information for the alcohol-dependent person and their families and friends. An important section of AlcoholAnswers.org is dedicated to evidence-based treatment modalities -- including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) -- as there are currently four medications for the treatment of Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism). Those medications are Vivitrol(R) (Naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension), Campral(R) (Acamprosate Calcium), ReVia(R) and Depade(R) (Oral Naltrexone) and Antabuse(R) (Disulfiram). Other topics include an in-depth educational materials section, resources, psychosocial therapy options, health issues, and Discussion Communities for peer support and information.
Patients unable to attend live peer-support meetings can participate, at any time, in our virtual meetings. The Online peer-support community strives to provide a safe, caring atmosphere where both patients and loved ones can lean on each other for support and find answers to questions they may have 24/7.
Despite the recent developments in the science of alcohol addiction treatment in the past 10 years, many people are unaware of the new resources and treatments currently available.
Educational information explains why addiction is considered a disease and how new treatments can help. Loved ones of the addicted can learn how to best help and support their loved ones without enabling or driving him/her away.
The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT, Inc.) is a non-profit organization with the mission to:
-- Educate the public about the disease of addiction and evidence-based treatment options. -- Help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with patients with addiction disorders. -- Serve as a conduit connecting patients in need of treatment to qualified treatment providers.
CONTACT: Timothy Lepak of NAABT, Inc., +1-860-269-4390,[email protected]
Web site: http://www.naabt.org/