Currently, there are only three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. None of these medications are prescribed to people who are still drinking alcohol.
William Moyers's ordeal helped motivate Bill Moyers's new documentary series, ''Close to Home,'' which explores the nature of addiction. ''It isn't about me,'' his son said. ''It's about thousands of people like me.