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You can take steps today to stop
drinking. Your first step might be to see your doctor, contact a support group,
or set a date in the near future to stop. While some people can stop drinking
on their own, others need medical help to manage the physical process of
If you think you have an addiction to alcohol, talk
to your doctor about whether you need to withdraw from alcohol under medical
supervision. Your doctor can give you medicine that will help you safely
withdraw from alcohol. Other medicines might be prescribed later to help you
stay sober. With a doctor's help, withdrawal from alcohol is safer.
Stopping alcohol use can:
Follow these steps to stop
The following are other
ideas that can help in your plan to stop using alcohol:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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