Info For People with an Alcohol Problem

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If you want to get sober and make positive changes in your life, the UB Behavioral Health Clinic's no-cost program is designed to help you.

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Do you have a drinking problem?

If you think you have a drinking problem, we encourage you to take the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) — a brief screening tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems.

See if you may qualify for our program

You may be eligible for the UB Behavioral Health Clinic's research-based treatment program if you:

  • Have a problem with alcohol
  • Are 18 years or older
  • Live in commuting distance of the city of Buffalo
  • Are seeking treatment on your own (not mandated by the legal system because of a DWI or other issues)

To find out if you qualify, please contact us at 716-887-3353.

If you are not eligible for a clinical trial at UB's Behavioral Health Clinic (BHC), we will offer you a referral.

Available at no cost

Clinical trial treatment services at the UB Behavioral Health Clinic are provided at no cost to participants. You do not need personal insurance.

What to expect

At the UB Behavioral Health Clinic:

  • Treatment typically includes 6-12 sessions, 60-90 minutes each
  • Appointments available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with evening hours by appointment. Telehealth sessions are currently being offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sessions typically include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Follow-up support (including referrals) is available for participants who complete the program

Frequently Asked Questions