Are you trying to reduce your alcohol consumption? Are you trying to abstain entirely from alcohol for a period of time? Are you are worried about experiencing negative consequences associated with your alcohol use and want to decrease the risks? Dr. Ascher can work with you to help you achieve your goals and design a personalized plan for change. Please see a recent article co-authored by Dr. Ascher in The Huffington Post entitled “Mindful Moderate Drinking— How to Drink Less, Enjoy it More, and Reduce the Risks.”
Quit or Reduce Drinking Alcohol
Dr. Ascher follows a harm reduction approach, which means that he will work with you to reach the goals that you set for yourself. For some, this means abstaining from drinking alcohol entirely, and for others, it can mean learning how to drink in a less risky way. For a subset of patients, the Sinclair Method can be used to decrease an individual’s craving for alcohol. Other medications such as acamprosate, baclofen, Topamax, and Neurontin can also be used as well. For patients with severe alcohol use issues, Antabuse (disulfiram), can be effective.
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Dr. Ascher will help you approach your recovery systematically. Treatment may include talk therapy, medication, and cooperation with other holistic therapies. Dr. Ascher will pay close attention to your progress, and help you to achieve long-lasting wellness according to your goals and values.
Helpful Resources Regarding Moderation
“Rethinking Drinking“ Evidence-based information about risky drinking patterns, the alcohol content of drinks, and the signs of an alcohol problem, along with information about medications and other resources to help people who choose to cut back or quit drinking.
Controlling Your Drinking, Second Edition: Tools to Make Moderation Work for You by William R. Miller and Ricardo F. Muñoz
The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews
How Alcohol Effects the Body
More Resources for Sensible Drinking
Note: The inclusion of any of the above resources does not constitute endorsement. Neither does exclusion necessarily signify lack of endorsement for any particular resource. The above listing is by no means exhaustive.
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