A 40-year-old member asked:
How do you help someone to stop drinking alcohol?
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Psychiatry 33 years experience
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A 37-year-old member asked:
How might you help someone to stop drinking alcohol?
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
The individual: Needs to be willing to accept help. You can express your concerns (be specific). You can offer to drive someone to an alcoholics anonymous meeting or to see an addiction medicine specialist. But you can't make they stop drinking. Often you are planting a seed that may or may not come to fruition at a later date.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Are there any pills to help me stop drinking alcohol?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
May improve odds: It's VERY unlikely that meds alone will succeed. Medication can help improve odds of success at working a comprehensive (and personalized) program to help understand and change drinking behavior.
FDA-recognized meds for this are: disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone. Though not recognized by the FDA, topiramate seems useful for this as well.
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Last updated May 27, 2017
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