Alcohol use treatment
Alcohol use treatment services are available for people enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid).
Do you need immediate assistance?
- For a life-threatening emergency: Call 911.
- For suicide prevention: Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TRS: 1-800-799-4889).
- For 24-hour emotional support and referrals: Contact the Washington Recovery Help Line or the mental health crisis line in your area.
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What is a standard drink?
One standard drink is equal to 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol or 14 grams of pure alcohol.
That equals one 12 ounce can of beer, one five ounce glass of wine, or one and a half ounces of 80 proof liquor (one shot).
What are the affects of alcohol?
Some of the risks of drinking include:
- Alcohol dependence
- Blood clotting/low iron levels
- Failure to fulfill obligations
- High blood pressure
- Premature aging
For more details on the affects of alcohol, download Alcohol: know the facts.
Do I have a problem?
If you are concerned about your alcohol use, learn more about the affects of alcohol use and discuss options with your treatment provider:
- Understanding Substance Use Disorder
- Drinking levels defined
- Beyond Hangover: Understanding alcohol's impact on your health
- Finding and getting help
How do I get help?
If you are enrolled in Apple Health
- Contact your managed care organization (MCO) for a treatment provider.
Use the Alcohol Treatment Navigator to assist you in the search for treatment that is right for you.
If you are not enrolled in Apple Health
- Find out if your are eligible, then apply for Apple Health through Washington Healthplanfinder. Once you are enrolled in Apple Health, you will be assigned with one of five managed care organizations (MCO).