Treatment of alcohol abuse


What are the treatments for alcohol abuse


Before a person having alcohol abuse can be treated, there is a need for the person to understand that he/she has a problem and needs help.
After the drinker realize they need help and wants to stop then you can start treatment in an outpatient setting or inpatient program so as to help out.
There are also numerous approved medications that can also be used in helping people decrease their alcohol use like naltrexone which will take away the pleasant feeling which comes from drinking alcohol or acamprosate which helps in reducing the unpleasant feeling which comes when alcoholics don’t drink.
You can also opt for psychotherapy which includes cognitive behavioural therapy.

Source: Harvard, Yale