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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

6 Ways to Support Someone Recovering From Alcohol Use Disorder

If someone you love has an alcohol use disorder (AUD), you may wonder how you can support them on their journey to sobriety. Whether they’re a partner, family member, or close friend — and whether they’re still consuming alcohol or have stopped drinking completely — you can play an important role in their recovery.


In fact, having the support of friends and family is often critical for people trying to maintain sobriety, says Niloufar Nekou, a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in treating alcohol use disorder and is the clinical director of Alter Health Group in Dana Point, California. Your support may provide external motivation to stay sober, as well as emotional support. Read more in Everyday Health.

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Michelle Pugle, MA

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