Our expert says:
Obviously the one central thing essential to stopping alcohol problems, is for the person to stop drinking, and only you can do that. Personal support systems like Alcoholics Anonymous ( AA ) can help many people. As regards drugs, there are several which can help. One is Antabuse, which you need to take regularly, which interferes with the way your body deals with alcohol, so that you feel awful and sick when you drink, and this obviously can help you remember not to drink. Another is Acamprosate ( Campral ), which interferes in a different way, removing any of the sense of pleasure most people experience when they drink alcohol, so that even if you drink, it cannot make you feel good. Nothing is magic, and its best to combine medication with support like AA, and perhaps seeing a personal rehab counsellor, to help you stay stopped. Its very easy to stop --- everyone does i between drinks. It's Staying Stopped that is what's really needed
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