Five Years of Alcohol De-addiction Services in a Tertiary Care General Hospital

  title={Five Years of Alcohol De-addiction Services in a Tertiary Care General Hospital},
  author={Ramamurthy Chandrasekaran and B. Sivaprakash and V. Chitraleka},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychiatry},
This paper highlights the characteristics of 800 alcohol-dependent patients treated at a drug de-addiction centre, over a period of 5 years. The mean score on SADD (severity of alcohol dependence data) questionnaire was 23.95, which indicates a severe level of dependence. Followup analysis of 607 cases showed that 379 (62.4%) patients had not utilised the follow-up services beyond one month. Discussion focuses on retaining patients in follow-up. 

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