Alcohol Use and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

19. What's the best treatment for someone with alcohol problems?

There is not one “right” treatment for everyone with alcohol problems. In general, many people need more than one kind of treatment. Medicines can help people with alcohol use disorder quit drinking. Meeting with a therapist or substance-abuse counselor or with a support group may also help. Support from family and friends is important, too. A doctor can help a person decide on the best treatment. Making a change sooner rather than later makes treatment more likely to succeed. Learn more about treatment options for alcohol problems.

Learn more about available types of alcohol treatment.

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