Inpatient Treatment

  • Edgar P. Nace
Part of the Recent Developments in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 11)

Abstract

The historical role of inpatient treatment for alcoholism is reviewed in terms of its advantages and disadvantages. The factors that have forced a change in the utilization of inpatient treatment include increasing recognition of the heterogeneity of alcoholic patients, negative outcome studies, and cost-containment efforts. The clinical domains that warrant inpatient treatment are outlined, and decisions of treatment placement are necessarily guided by the factors of acuteness, ability, safety, and stabilization.

Keywords

Hepatitis Depression Dopamine Dementia Income 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar P. Nace
    • 1
  1. 1.Substance Abuse ProgramsDallasUSA

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