Acute Treatment of Alcohol and Cocaine Emergencies

  • Wanda A. Taylor
  • Andrew E. Slaby
Part of the Recent Developments in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 10)


This chapter addresses the acute treatment of alcohol and cocaine. Because of the widespread use of both these drugs, health professionals must recognize the medical complications of alcohol and cocaine abuse and addiction. The biochemistry will be briefly reviewed as an avenue to understand the different treatment targets and modalities.


Alcohol Withdrawal Thiamine Deficiency Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Cocaine Abuse Cocaine Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanda A. Taylor
    • 1
  • Andrew E. Slaby
    • 2
  1. 1.Adolescent Dual Diagnosis UnitFair Oaks HospitalSummitUSA
  2. 2.Fair Oaks HospitalSummitUSA

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