Alcohol Use and Older Adults
Frequently Asked Questions
19. What's the best treatment for someone with alcohol problems?
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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 alcohol-dependent people 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.