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

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.

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.

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