Peter Monti PhD


Questions About Substance Use Treatment Programs

When visiting a treatment center to see whether the program offered there meets your and your family member’s needs, ask the following questions. About the staff Are the counselors certified chemical dependency counselors (CDC)? Counselors who are certified have special training in counseling people who have substance…

12-step recovery program

A 12-step recovery program provides support and education for people who are trying to stay sober from alcohol or drugs. This self-help program is held in a group setting or one-on-one with a professional counselor. Affected family members may or may not attend. While no religion is followed, the program does…

Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

If you have a substance use disorder, your doctor may suggest treatment at an inpatient or outpatient facility. At inpatient facilities, you stay overnight. At outpatient facilities, you come only during the day. How long you stay varies among programs. How are inpatient and outpatient treatment similar? Inpatient and…

12-step recovery program

A 12-step recovery program provides support and education for people who are trying to stay sober from alcohol or drugs. This self-help program is held in a group setting or one-on-one with a professional counselor. Affected family members may or may not attend. While no religion is followed, the program does…

Alcohol Use Disorder

Is this topic for you? This topic is about alcohol use disorder in adults. For information about alcohol problems in teens or children, see the topic Teen Alcohol and Drug Use. What is alcohol use disorder? Alcohol use disorder means having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits, such as drinking every day or drinking…