Pharmacological management of alcohol dependence syndrome
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Pharmacological management of alcohol dependence syndrome

Louise Doyle Lecturer, Mental health nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin
Brian Keogh Lecturer, Mental health nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin
Aileen Lynch Lecturer, Biological sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin

Louise Doyle and colleagues present the benefits of drug treatments for people intending to overcome alcohol addiction and discuss their implications for nursing practice

The treatment of alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) involves strategies to manage detoxification as well as strategies to promote recovery and relapse prevention. This article describes ADS and discusses the various pharmacological interventions that can be used as part of the overall management of ADS.

Mental Health Practice. 14, 1, 14-19. doi: 10.7748/mhp2010.09.14.1.14.c7964

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