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ā€œWhat is considered the most effective treatment for alcohol use disorder?ā€

My friend was diagnosed with alcohol use disorder. I want to help him. What is considered the most effective treatment ?

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Proper treatment requires a comprehensive approach, to which involvement in AA and individual therapy is key. There are medications available that can help prevent alcohol binges from spiraling out of control, however, the key is always individual and group therapy. AA is very successful for those who are committed to the process and identify a sponsor with whom they have a good relationship. Co-occurring conditions such as depression, anxiety, or medical problems should be evaluated and managed as well.