Essentials: Alcohol Use Problems: Recommendations for Medical Management
Alcohol is the most commonly used intoxicant in the world. There are a variety of physical, behavioral, and societal problems that can result from drinking alcohol in a risky or dependent pattern. This presentation will review some of t the development components, the acute treatments, and the long term treatments available. The program will stress the importance of a longitudinal approach to the treatment of the effected patient.
- The developmental components of alcohol use problems.
- The commonly used medication assisted withdrawal techniques.
- The importance of monitoring and encouraging ongoing treatment at the appropriate level of care of these patients.