About Us

About Us

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At Alternative to Addiction, our mission is clear.  Whether you’re looking for information about specific drugs, treatments, or mental health issues, or are looking for information about how to find treatment, we want you to be able to find that information quickly and easily on our site.

We aim to save families and save lives by raising awareness and helping people find the resources and services that they need to get well. The information that you’ll find on our website is meant to supplement the advice that a medical professional can provide, and should not replace the care or guidance of a doctor. Please talk to your primary care physician about any substance abuse or behavioral addiction issues that you, a family member, or a loved one may be struggling with. Immediately dial 911 if you feel you are in imminent or life-threatening danger.

Our Mission

Drug addiction and substance abuse affect millions of people each year, yet there is still so much stigma surrounding this issue. It’s important to realize that everyone faces adversaries in their lives, and there is no shame in seeking treatment for drug problems. We are dedicated to providing unbiased information and advice to help those whose lives are affected by drugs. We make an effort to raise awareness about drug-related issues and help people find the information they need to start on the path towards recovery. Our mission is to save families, relationships, and lives through education and helpful resources, and to help everyone and anyone who is struggling with substance abuse. 

We realize that addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects all genders, races, ages, and economic statuses. Because of this, we know that treatment and recovery aren’t one-size-fits-all. This is why we try to provide information about as many resources and treatment options as possible. And we believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy, happy, drug-free life. 

Though the information provided on this site is accurate and up-to-date, it does not aim to replace the advice of a doctor or medical professional. It’s important to talk to your primary care physician about any addiction or substance abuse issues you or someone you care about may be dealing with. They can provide you with more education, information, and resources and learn more about your condition. 

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How Our Helpline Works

At Alternative to Addiction, we work to provide you with a way to make it easier to find the right treatment center for your unique needs. We make searching and comparing options convenient by showing you all your available choices all in one place. If you find a specific rehab center you wish to connect with, visit our homepage and browse listings by state, or take a look at top-rated listings. Our directory is filled with information about addiction treatment centers, detox centers, addiction psychiatrists, addiction psychologists, dual diagnosis treatment centers, and mental health treatment centers, so you can make an informed decision about what treatment is right for you. 

Our services are free of cost and obligation to you, and you can browse our resources as often as you wish. We receive no commission or payment from the treatment providers when a client chooses to work with a service featured on our site.

  • We maintain the belief that every individual has the right to receive care and treatment and should be able to seek it safely and honestly. We hold ourselves to the highest moral standards and will never sell information or broker admissions. If you come across any unethical, misleading, or deceptive marketing practices when speaking with resources that are listed on this site, let us know. We want to make sure you find a trustworthy provider and receive the best treatment for your situation.

How to Select a Treatment Provider

When you’re in the midst of a struggle with addiction, trying to find the right treatment provider may seem like an overwhelming task. The good news is that you don’t have to take it on alone. We are here to help you narrow down your options and find a suitable treatment option for your needs. Start with a list of what you’re looking for and questions to ask potential providers, and go from there. Here are a few things that you should look for in a treatment provider:


  • Does the facility have proper accreditation and licensure? Look for accreditation by the Joint Commission or (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) CARF.  Make sure have they have the appropriate state licensure to deliver the treatment that they offer. And look into their history as well, to see if the facility has had any previous violations when it comes to accreditation and licensure. All of this information is publicly available, so be sure to do your research.
  • Does the facility have a track record of success? Do they offer plenty of transparency and in-depth information about their programs? When you call their facility, does their admissions team ask for details about your medical history? This is a sign that they do their job well and want to make sure they’re a match for you. What treatment methods do they use and are those methods backed by science and medical evidence? Read about the methods they use to see how successful their patients have been. Does the facility detail their patients’ outcomes and success rates? Making sure there’s a high success rate can help ensure you’re getting the best treatment.
  • How is treatment paid for? Check if the treatment center is within your insurance network. If it isn’t, ask about the cost of every aspect of the treatment, including travel and testing. 
  • Do they offer plenty of information? The more information available on their website, the better. Read about staff bios and their qualifications. See if you can find ratings and reviews, and make sure everything you find seems transparent and trustworthy. If anything feels a little off to you, go with your gut. 
  • Keep an eye out for red flags. If the treatment option promises to cure you, say that they have an unreasonably high success rate, or seem to be only focused on taking your money, watch out. If they offer you gifts, free travel, or cash payments for selecting their treatment, it can be a sign that they are engaging in unethical or potentially harmful treatment methods. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. 

Seeking help for your addiction or substance abuse problems is a difficult first step, but it’s so important to help you achieve the recovery you deserve. We are happy to partner with you to help you find the best treatment available so it’s easier for you to take that important first step.


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