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n South African Medical Journal - Outpatient management of adult alcoholism : CME article

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Abstract

Alcohol consumption is responsible for an estimated 3.8% of all deaths and 4.6% of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) globally.


In 2000, 7.1% of all deaths and 7.0% of total DALYs were attributable to alcohol. Alcohol remains South Africa's most abused substance. Fourteen per cent of the population are thought to receive lifetime diagnoses for alcohol abuse and/or dependence, while 28 - 39% of South African adults consume alcohol.
This article outlines the outpatient management of adult alcoholism and emphasises a primary healthcare approach.

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2014-01-01
2016-12-04
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