Our expert says:
No. Nothing cures alcoholism, though a variety of treatments can help to control it.
I am not aware of any genuine expert who recommends ECT in treating alcoholism, nor of any good research showing that it has any benefits whatever in this situation.
Where someone is ALSO severely depressed, with the depression possibly being a part of the alcohol problems, and where they have ( and this is uncommon ) failed to respond to the expert use of several modern antidepressant meds, a shrink might consider ECT, but for the depression, not for the alcoholism.
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