Any pattern of alcohol use causing significant physical, mental, or social dysfunction; key features are tolerance, withdrawal, and persistent use despite problems.
Alcohol abuse: mal...
Thorough behavioral history
Anxiety, depression, insomnia
Psychological and social dysfunction, marital, or relationship problems
For management of acute withdrawal, please see “Alcohol Withdrawal.”
Brief interventions and counseling by clinicians have proven ef...
Outpatient detoxification: daily visits (not recommended for patients with heavy alcohol abuse)
Early outpatient rehabilitation: weekly visits
F10.10 Alcohol abuse, uncomplicated
F10.20 Alcohol dependence, uncomplicated
F10.239 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal, unspecified
F10.288 Alcohol dependence with other alcohol-induced disor...
CAGE questionnaire: >2 “yes” answers is 74–89% sensitive, 79–95% specific for AUD; less sensitive for white women, college students, elderly; not an appropriate tool for less severe...
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