Treatments for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
by Amy Scholten, MPH
The type of treatment you receive depends on the severity of your alcoholism and the resources that are available in your community. Treatment may be on an inpatient or outpatient basis and may include:
Treatment involves the following:
There are no surgical treatments indicated for the treatment of alcoholism.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism website. Available at: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ . Accessed March 27, 2009.
Last reviewed September 2011 by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD En Español (Spanish Version)
Last Updated: 9/30/2011