Alcohol Use and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

21. What types of behavioral treatments are available for people with alcohol use disorder?

Talking about alcohol use with a professional is beneficial to many people. Counseling — either one-on-one or in groups — can help develop skills to stop or reduce drinking, develop reachable goals, manage the “triggers” that lead to alcohol misuse and build a strong social support system that supports healthy habits.

There are many kinds of counseling approaches.

Learn more about each type of behavioral therapy.

Counseling can be provided by