Alcoholism Treatment Directory
Treating alcoholism usually involves a combination of treatments. A person may be involved in group therapy, counseling, and medication. The person will probably follow a standard 12-step program to overcome alcoholism. It is a process that takes time because it not only deals with the alcohol but also underlying issues that make the person want to drink. Detoxification may be necessary if the person is addicted. If this happens, withdrawal is a normal part of the process. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how alcoholism is treated, what to expect from treatment, and much more.
Treatment of Alcohol Intoxication
Alcohol intoxication and alcohol poisoning are dangerous. WebMD tells you how to help a person who has had too much to drink.
Alcohol Detox Programs: What to Know
If you drink heavily and want to get under control, detox is usually the first step. Learn how to know if you need it, what the process is like, and your choices for detox and rehab programs.
Alcohol Withdrawal: What Happens When You Stop Drinking?
If you drink heavily for a long time, you might have problems when you stop or cut back how much alcohol you drink. This is called alcohol withdrawal, and symptoms can range from mild to serious.
Worried About a Loved One’s Drinking? What to Do
If you've got a friend or loved one who drinks heavily, it can be hard to figure out what to do. Start here.
Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction
Experts explain the treatment of drug and alcohol problems at rehab clinics -- for celebrities and for regular folks.
Medications for Alcohol Dependence
Treatment for alcohol use disorder isn't just 12-step programs. Medication can help people who want to stop drinking or drink significantly less.
Do Celebrity Rehabs Work?
While some celebrity rehabs are just super-fancy spas, others really focus on substance abuse.
FAQ: Alcohol and Your Health
Experts answer questions about the impact of drinking on cancer risk, heart health, and more.