Clin Mol Hepatol.  2020 Oct;26(4):626-632. 10.3350/cmh.2020.0151.

Inter-professional and inter-departmental alcoholism rehabilitation program

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 3Department of Medical Welfare, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 4Department of Pharmacy, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 5Department of Nutrition, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 6Department of Radiology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 7Department of Nursing, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 8Department of Dentistry, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • 9Department of Gastroenterology, Shonan Keiiku Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan

Abstract

A 3-month alcoholism rehabilitation program at psychiatric hospitals is common in Japan for patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD). However, many AUD patients are often hospitalized for the treatment of digestive disorders due to alcohol-related liver diseases and pancreatitis. In this sense, AUD patients need to be better supported by professionals and departments in general hospitals. Here we analyzed the problems in alcohol-related medical care in Japan and examined the measures to be taken at general hospitals.

Keyword

Alcoholic liver disease; Alcohol related disorder; Rehabilitation
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