Alcohol help can be divided into three categories: biological help, psychological help and social help.
Biological help refers to the use of prescription medication such as sedatives to avoid and manage withdrawal symptoms. If withdrawal symptoms are not managed, it can in severe cases, lead to death.
Other medicines provide help for the prevention of relapses. The most commonly used are acamprosate (campral) and antabuse. Naltrexone and toprimate is also used.
Motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and the 12 step facilitation programmes are three of the techniques that counselors use to psychologically help the addict stay away from alcohol.
Socially, it is very important that the conditions of the patients lifestyle is taken into account before returning to normal life after alcohol help has been received.
The chances that the patient will suffer a relapse increase if this is not done.