The goal of treatment is to restore some or all normal functioning to the liver.
You must completely stop drinking alcohol. This may involve an alcohol treatment program. Sometimes diet changes are advised, too. The liver is often able to fix some of the damage caused by alcohol, so you can live a normal life. The scarring from cirrhosis is sometimes partially reversible, and when liver tissue loss is severe enough to cause liver failure, most of the damage may be permanent. However, the damage won't have any chance of reversing if you continue to drink alcohol.
Different treatments are needed for different complications and symptoms of alcoholic liver disease. For example, dietary changes, vitamins, salt restriction, procedures to shrink swollen veins in the digestive tract, water pills (diuretics), medicines to treat confusion, and anti-inflammatory medicines.
In some cases, a liver transplant may be considered. But you must complete a rehab program and go through alcohol detox before this is even an option.