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Helping dependent drinkers to give up alcohol

Publication date: Thursday, 12 September 2013

It has been estimated that one in every five patients in the UK drinks to excess, so the average English general practice may have as many as 1,000 problem drinkers. This size of problem can only be dealt with effectively if all members of the primary healthcare team are involved in supporting problem drinkers and ensuring that dependent drinkers are referred to appropriate specialist services.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 6 Number 1 September 2013
Print edition page(s): 37

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