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El tipo de tratamiento que usted reciba depende de la severidad de su alcoholismo y de los recursos que estén disponibles en su comunidad. El tratamiento podría ser de paciente interno o externo y podría incluir:

  • Desintoxicación (el proceso de eliminar con seguridad el alcohol de su sistema)
  • Tomar medicamentos prescritos para ayudar a prevenir un regreso (o recaída) a beber una vez que lo ha dejado
  • Asesoría individual y/o grupal
  • Apoyo para miembros de la familia
  • Canalización a recursos en la comunidad, incluyendo grupos de apoyo

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Otros tratamientos

No hay tratamientos quirúrgicos indicados para el tratamiento de alcoholismo.

References:

Alcohol abuse treatment and self-help. HelpGuide website. Available at: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/alcohol-addiction-treatment-and-self-help.htm. Updated February 2015. Accessed April 10, 2015.

Alcohol use disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 25, 2015. Accessed April 10, 2015.

Alcohol withdrawal. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 19, 2014. Accessed April 10, 2015.

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse. HelpGuide website. Available at: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse.htm. Updated February 2015. Accessed April 10, 2015.

Huebner R. Advances in alcoholism treatment. Alcohol Research and Health. 2011;33:295-299.



Last reviewed March 2013 by Brian Randall, MD

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