TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE - EXPERIENCES OF USING BIOLOGICAL MARKERS IN MONITORING AND PREVENTION OF RELAPSE

Authors
Citation
S. Borg, TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE - EXPERIENCES OF USING BIOLOGICAL MARKERS IN MONITORING AND PREVENTION OF RELAPSE, Alcohol and alcoholism, 31(6), 1996, pp. 621-624
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Substance Abuse
Journal title
ISSN journal
0735-0414
Volume
31
Issue
6
Year of publication
1996
Pages
621 - 624
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(1996)31:6<621:TOAD-E>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
The treatment modalities for alcohol consumption are briefly reviewed with special emphasis on brief motivational intervention. The usefulne ss of laboratory markers of alcohol consumption in identifying relapse s and as adjuncts to therapy programmes is highlighted. The recently d eveloped marker, carbohydrate-deficient transferrin, has proven to be a promising test and its use to monitor relapse in patients using each patient's cut-off value offers advantages over group cut-offs.