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Mental health and addiction :
Alcohol abuse / Alcohol dependence / Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse, as described in the DSM-IV, is a psychiatric diagnosis describing the use of alcoholic beverages despite negative consequences. Alcohol abuse is sometimes referred to by the less specific term alcoholism.


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Chances Of Relapse Reduced By Alcoholism Treatment Before, After Liver Transplantation

Liver transplant recipients who receive substance abuse treatment before and after transplantation have much lower alcohol relapse rates than those untreated or only treated prior to transplantation, reports new research. A second study determines ...Read More

Posted on : Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:49 PM
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This Boston study rightly emphasizes the importance of treatment of substance abuse prior to liver transplant. Among 1500 recipients of living donor liver transplants in our series, the 330 transplanted for end-stage alcoholic liver disease have benefitted immensely from our structured program for treatment of alcoholism prior to transplant. This has resulted in low rates of recurrence of alcohol abuse, excellent survival and quality of life after transplant. Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin Chairman Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
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