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Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #TJ2328_VA
Your healthcare provider may help you figure out if you are drinking at unhealthy levels and would benefit from treatment. The type of treatment that will be best for you depends on a number of things.
Medicines for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #TJ2389_VA
Medicines can be used to help treat alcohol use disorders. Some medicines can reduce symptoms of withdrawal that happen during detoxification.
Understanding Alcohol or Drug Lapse or Relapse - VHL HealthSheet #UG4863_VA
Stopping substance misuse, whether it's alcohol or drugs you are using, can be very hard.
Acamprosate: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #41560_VA
Acamprosate is used to help a person who has recently quit drinking alcohol continue to choose not to drink (remain abstinent from alcohol).
Disulfiram: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #41563_VA
Disulfiram can be used to help you cut down or stop drinking.
Gabapentin: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #41564_VA
Gabapentin can reduce your desire to drink and can help you stop drinking.
Naltrexone: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #41566_VA
Naltrexone can reduce your urge or desire to drink and can help you continue to choose not to drink.
Topiramate: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #41571_VA
Topiramate can reduce your urge or desire to drink and can help you reduce or stop drinking.
Ideas to Help You Stop Drinking Alcohol - VHL HealthSheet #TK2133_VA
If you think you might be dependent on alcohol, talk with your healthcare provider before trying to stop drinking.
When to Get Urgent Help for Alcohol Use Disorder - VHL HealthSheet #TJ2264_VA
If you or someone you care about has an alcohol problem (alcohol use disorder) or signs of one, you may want to call a healthcare provider.
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