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How is alcoholism treated?

There is no cure for alcoholism; the goal of treatment is total abstinence. Treatment may include time in a detoxification center or hospital, therapy sessions, and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. In some cases, an alcoholic may benefit from Antabuse, a drug that causes the person to become violently ill after taking even a small sip of alcohol.

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