Treatment of alcohol abuse

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Society of Addiction Medicine

Current Care Guideline «Alkoholiongelmaisen hoito»1 and Summary «Alkoholiongelmaisen hoito»2 in Finnish

The risk associated with alcohol use can be classified as high, moderate or no likely risk. Recognition of a high risk patient should always lead to interventions in health care. Short interventions are effective, if no addiction has developed. Psychosocial interventions are recommended for patients with alcohol addiction. Drug treatment can increase the efficacy of psychosocial interventions.

Hannu Alho (Chair)

Kari Eskola

Mauri Aalto

Ilona Autti-Rämö

Antti Holopainen

Tiina Kaarne

Jorma Komulainen

Solja Niemelä

Onni Niemelä

Kaarlo Simojoki

Markus Sundqvist

Helena Vorma