|Titre :||Alcohol use in adults (2013)|
|Auteurs :||P. D. FRIEDMANN|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||New England Journal of Medicine (Vol.368, n°4, January 24, 2013)|
|Article en page(s) :||365-373|
|Note générale :||Correspondence: NEJM 2013;368(17):1654-6.|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEALCOOL ; PRISE EN CHARGE ; ABUS ; DEPISTAGE ; DIAGNOSTIC ; DEPENDANCE ; INTERVENTION BREVE ; PRATIQUE PROFESSIONNELLE ; RECOMMANDATION ; ALCOOLIQUE
A 57-year-old man with a history of alcohol dependence comes for an annual examination. He reports that he has reduced his drinking to two beers two to three times per week and has not had five or more drinks on any occasion or any adverse consequences for the past 2 years. He states that he drinks "for his health" and that "it is under control." How should his case be assessed and managed?
Clinicians should routinely screen patients for risk drinking. Management strategies, including brief interventions, supervised withdrawal, specialty treatment, pharmacotherapy plus brief medical-management counseling, and mutual support groups, are discussed.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Refs biblio. :||55|
|Affiliation :||Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA|