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Dealing with alcohol abuse in general practice

Duncan Rodseth
South African Family Practice | Vol 54, No 1 : January/February| a2779 | DOI: | ©
Submitted: 23 February 2012 | Published: 29 February 2012

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Duncan Rodseth, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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The excessive use of alcohol is a significant problem in South Africa. The consequences are far-reaching, both for the health of the individual, and for society as a whole. This article examines the role of the family physician in the identification and management of patients with alcohol-use disorders.


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