for Veterans and the Public
Do you need to start drug therapy immediately?
Not necessarily. Your doctor may recommend certain lifestyle changes (such as following a healthy diet and avoiding alcohol) and "watchful waiting," instead of starting drug treatment immediately.
Two of the biggest decisions you and your doctor will need to make are whether you should start drug treatment and, if so, when to start it.
Talking with other important people in your life--such as your family members and close friends--also can be helpful during the decision-making process.