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.
R. Gregory Lande, DO, FAOAAM
R. Gregory Lande, DO is a past president of the AOAAM.
Dr. Lande retired from active duty military service and now practices psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military
Medical center in Bethesda, MD.
He is the author of over 100 articles, chapters, and books.
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