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Alcohol-related problems in Australia: is there a role for general practice?

Chris Holmwood
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (2): 102-103.
Published online: 15 July 2002

Alcohol is probably one of humanity's oldest drugs, and is the most widely used drug in the Australian community.1 In this issue of the Journal (page 103), the article by Graham and colleagues, on newer pharmacotherapies to help people with alcohol dependence,2 highlights specific interventions that general practitioners can use to help their patients with more severe alcohol-related problems.

  • Chris Holmwood

  • Primary Mental Health Care Australian Resource Centre, Department of General Practice, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: cholmwood@ozemail.com.au

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