BY RICHARD L. BROWN, MD, MPH, Author at Clinical Advisor

BY RICHARD L. BROWN, MD, MPH

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Successfully treating problem drinking

Thanks to the availability of effective medications, managing patients with alcohol dependence has become a realistic goal for primary-care clinicians. An estimated 5% of patients encountered in primary care are alcohol-dependent.1 Traditionally, clinicians have referred these patients to specialists, but with the advent of effective medications to aid recovery, office-based primary care has become a…

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