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Health Topics: Treatment for Alcohol Problems

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

At a Glance

When asked how alcohol problems are treated, people commonly think of 12-step programs or 28-day inpatient rehab but may have difficulty naming other options. In fact, there are a variety of treatment methods currently available. These include FDA-approved medications, behavioral therapy, and mutual-support groups. The good news is that no matter how severe the problem may seem, most people with AUD can benefit from some form of treatment.

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