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Are there medications to treat/cure alcoholism?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, there is help
Medications alone are not sufficient for achieving sobriety.
One must learn to cope with life's challenges, disappointments, awkward moments, losses, victories, etc. By responding in ways that don't involve alcohol or other substances. There is a role for medications in treating alcohol dependence, especially at the beginning of a journey toward sobriety, but personal learning is necessary.

In brief: Yes, there is help
Medications alone are not sufficient for achieving sobriety.
One must learn to cope with life's challenges, disappointments, awkward moments, losses, victories, etc. By responding in ways that don't involve alcohol or other substances. There is a role for medications in treating alcohol dependence, especially at the beginning of a journey toward sobriety, but personal learning is necessary.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Substance abuse experts do not speak of "cure" regarding alcoholism.
Sustained sobriety is the goal. There are several effective prescription medications to assist with maintaining sobriety. Your doctor can help you decide which might be right for you. A twelve step program such as alcoholic anonymous can also support you in your continued recovery.

In brief: No
Substance abuse experts do not speak of "cure" regarding alcoholism.
Sustained sobriety is the goal. There are several effective prescription medications to assist with maintaining sobriety. Your doctor can help you decide which might be right for you. A twelve step program such as alcoholic anonymous can also support you in your continued recovery.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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