A comprehensive alcohol screening tool released by the Boston University School of Public Health is available for public use. This short questionnaire does more than simply determine whether or not individuals suffer from alcohol dependence
. It goes beyond that to assist those who may want to simply alter their drinking habits.
Most alcohol screening tools will assess users for alcohol dependence first, and then, if they are not, point them to informative content about alcohol abuse
and dependence. It seems more effective that a screening tool would assess for a range of problems from alcohol abuse to alcoholism
, since there is a difference.
Alcohol abuse can cause legal, financial, and relationship problems even if it only occurs once, for example. If someone who normally doesn’t drink heavily decides to drink in celebration one night and gets arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), it could also cause problems at work and home. While this scenario is rare, it does happen. There are individuals who suffer alcohol related problems every day that result from a range of occasional abuse to alcohol dependence.
The alcohol screening tool by jointogether.org provides tailored information for anyone dealing with alcohol related problems in all ranges of use. It will tell you if your problems are minor and what you can do to resolve them, or if you need to contact an alcohol treatment
center immediately. Then it provides a directory of local providers in your area. The link below will bring you to the page so you can get started.
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles
provides alcohol detox
and alcohol treatment. We specialize in treatment for mental health
and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care
clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley. If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependence, drug addiction
, or co-occurring mental health disorders
, please call us now at 800-996-1051 or contact us here
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.