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Detoxing drinkers in a methadone prescribing service

Detoxing drinkers in a methadone prescribing service

Alcohol

Jeff Fernandez
RGN MSc MPhil
Alcohol Lead Nurse for Primary Care Islington Primary Care Trust

This article examines how patients with drug and alcohol problems can reduce their drinking, with a guide to medication in line with the author’s experiences at a treatment centre in North London

Drug treatment centres recognise alcohol as being an important risk factor in patients’ health. It is something to take into consideration when someone has hepatitis C as it can lead to hepatic cancer, particularly with opiates or methadone.

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