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What can be done about alcohol cravings after treatment?

Learning relapse prevention strategies is an important part of treatment and will help a person deal with alcohol cravings during and after treatment. Discharge planning should also include frank discussion and planning about how to respond to future alcohol cravings. Ongoing individual or family therapy, support group attendance, and medications such as Vivitrol may all be employed as part of this plan to manage alcohol cravings once treatment is completed.

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