The Problem

Most people do not understand that addiction is a chronic disease, not a moral failing. Patients with addiction need to be treated with the same level of respect and receive the same quality of care as patients with other chronic conditions.
AUD and The Brain

Healing takes time

There is no "quick fix" for treating AUD. Neuroscience shows us that the brain takes longer than 100 days to heal, yet typical detox and rehab stays are only 5-30 days, with high relapse rates and no aftercare.  With North-Star Care, you can receive treatment for as long as you need.

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AUD is an overlooked epidemic

  • What is AUD?

    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a chronic relapsing brain disorder characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences.

  • 29% lifetime prevalence in the US

    29% of all people in the US meet criteria for AUD at some time during their life.

  • < 1% of people receive adequate treatment

    Less than one percent of people receive medication treatment for AUD. Most receive limited services or support groups only.

  • The problem is growing

    Over the past year, online alcohol sales have increased by 262%. It is expected that these numbers will continue to rise.

  • Most people do not know that alcohol increases cancer risk

    Moderate and heavy alcohol use can lead to increased cancer risk; twice the risk of breast cancer and liver cancer, and five times the risk of esophageal cancer.

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Help is Here

Do you, or someone you love, have a problem?

Are you worried that you or someone you love has a problem with alcohol use? Take our quiz to help answer that question.

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Not a Quick Fix

The large gap in AUD care

Did you know that there is an alternative to rehab, and abstinence is not the only path? Receive private, virtual treatment grounded in science and medicine.

A tale of 2 diseases

The difference between AUD and cancer treatment.

In AUD treatment, unlike other chronic diseases, all you receive is peer support and counseling.

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North-Star Care is looking forward to accepting new patients in early 2022, when we will begin delivering empathetic, stigma-free care in limited U.S. markets. If you are interested in having North-Star available in your state or if you'd like more information about participating in a research study or joining our feedback team, please let us know by completing a request for information.SUBMIT REQUEST
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