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Will the intervention stop alcoholism?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: It helps

An "intervention" is often the first step in treating alcoholism or addiction.
The most important aspect, however, is the persons own desire to do something about their "disease". An intervention typically involves a period of in-patient rehabilitation, followed by support groups(such as aa), sometimes therapy and there a host of medicines that may aid in helping one to stop drinking.

In brief: It helps

An "intervention" is often the first step in treating alcoholism or addiction.
The most important aspect, however, is the persons own desire to do something about their "disease". An intervention typically involves a period of in-patient rehabilitation, followed by support groups(such as aa), sometimes therapy and there a host of medicines that may aid in helping one to stop drinking.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alcoholism

Agree with dr. Passer. I use the analogy "a teacher teaches students, but does not necessarily make them learn".

In brief: Alcoholism

Agree with dr. Passer. I use the analogy "a teacher teaches students, but does not necessarily make them learn".
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

An intervention is just the first step.
In my practice and over the years, I have successfully detoxed over 2000 patients. Detox for me is the easy part. The hard part is figuring out a way to help the person in the long run to stay away from alcohol. There are several medications available now as well as support groups and other modalities for this condition, which can be chronic and severe.

In brief: No

An intervention is just the first step.
In my practice and over the years, I have successfully detoxed over 2000 patients. Detox for me is the easy part. The hard part is figuring out a way to help the person in the long run to stay away from alcohol. There are several medications available now as well as support groups and other modalities for this condition, which can be chronic and severe.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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