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Alcohol Problems: Helping Someone Get Treatment

Helping a person to stop drinking can:

  • Reduce possible health problems and injuries caused by alcohol use.
  • Ease family conflicts or other relationship problems.
  • Reduce legal problems caused by alcohol abuse or dependence.

what.gif What resources are available to help you get treatment for a person who has an alcohol use problem?
why.gif Why do I need to help a person who denies having a problem?
how.gif How can I help a person who has an alcohol use problem get treatment?
where.gif Where to go from here

More information about alcohol use problems can be found in the topics Alcohol Abuse and Dependence and Alcohol and Drug Problems.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
Last RevisedJanuary 18, 2012

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Last Updated: January 18, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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