In-Patient Treatment for Alcoholism

A Multi-Centre Evaluation Study

  • Heinrich Küfner
  • Wilhelm Feuerlein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 1-8
  3. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 9-23
  4. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 24-35
  5. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 36-48
  6. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 49-57
  7. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 58-69
  8. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 70-86
  9. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 87-94
  10. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 95-99
  11. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 100-117
  12. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 118-134
  13. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 135-171
  14. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 172-203
  15. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 204-241
  16. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 242-247
  17. Heinrich Küfner, Wilhelm Feuerlein
    Pages 248-279
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 280-381

About this book

Introduction

In-patient treatment for alcoholism going beyond physical withdrawal from the drug has been available in Germany for more than 130 years. Particularly since the Second World War, treatment has broadened and changed in various ways. There are several reasons for this development. The recognition of alcoholism as a disease by the Supreme Court had widespread financial and administrative consequences. Since then in­ patient treatment has been funded mainly by the pension insurance institutions. Another reason is the strengthened influence of different psychotherapeutic schools on practice in treatment. At the present time in the Federal Republic of Germany there are about 250 treatment facilities (Suchtfachkliniken, or addiction centres), where around 25000 patients a year receive in-patient treatment. In addition to these, there are the addiction units in psychiatric and general hospitals, of which some offer withdrawal treatment, while others also offer rehabilit­ ation treatment. For out-patient treatment there are about 450 special addiction counselling and treatment centres, out-patient facilities available at local health authorities and university hospitals and, further to all this, there are thousands of self-help groups of various kinds. This system of interlocking treatment facilities of various kinds, from the first contact to the after-care stage, is called a treatment network or chain.

Keywords

Evaluation alcohol interaction therapy women

Authors and affiliations

  • Heinrich Küfner
    • 1
  • Wilhelm Feuerlein
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMünchen 40Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74388-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74390-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74388-7
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