Alcohol Use and Older Adults
Frequently Asked Questions
23. What kind of support groups are available to help me if I have a drinking problem?
Many people with alcohol problems find it helpful to talk with others who have faced similar problems. Mutual help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) “12-step” programs, help people recover from alcohol use disorder. AA meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop drinking.
Attending mutual-help groups is beneficial for many people who want to stop drinking. Many people continue to go to support/mutual help groups even after medical treatment for their alcohol problems ends. There are other mutual help groups available such as Smart Recovery, Life Ring, and Moderation Management.