A hundred years ago:Treatment of alcohol inebriety. Practitioner 2013;257 (1765):31

Treatment of alcohol inebriety

23 Oct 2013Pais-up subscribers

My experience and the experience of others, together with the testimony of my patients, convinces me that a treatment of inebriety that does not include the skilful use of psycho-therapeutic methods in their widest sense is inadequate and incomplete. The first stage of the treatment should consist principally of physical treatment, by drugs, and isolation from alcohol. When the withdrawal has been accomplished, beyond a tonic treatment by drugs and general hygiene, the treatment indicated is psychical treatment first, last, and all the time.

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