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Treatment of alcohol dependence

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Raveen Hanwella ,

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
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Varuni de Silva

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

It is important to manage alcohol withdrawal properly. Mismanagement could lead to permanent brain damage or even death. The principles are simple and easily learnt. New pharmacological agents have come into use which helps in maintaining abstinence. Clinicians should update themselves on their use.  

Key words: Alcohol dependence; treatment

doi: 10.4038/cmj.v54i2.877

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 54, No. 2, June 2009 pp63-65

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v54i2.877
How to Cite: Hanwella, R. & de Silva, V., (2009). Treatment of alcohol dependence. Ceylon Medical Journal. 54(2), pp.63–65. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v54i2.877
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Published on 24 Jul 2009.
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