Alcohol misuseTreatment

The treatment options for alcohol misuse depend on the extent of your drinking and whether you're trying to drink less (moderation) or give up drinking completely (abstinence).


Alcohol misuse is when you drink in a way that's harmful, or when you're dependent on alcohol. It can seriously damage your health.


Signs of alcohol misuse include feeling like you drink too much, needing to drink regularly, and other people criticising your drinking.


Treatments for alcohol misuse include counselling, talking therapies and medicines that reduce your urge to drink or help with withdrawal symptoms.

Page last reviewed: 21/08/2018
Next review due: 21/08/2021