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Guideline supports people living with alcohol addiction

British Columbians dealing with high-risk drinking or alcohol-use disorder will be connected to services that better suit their needs thanks to a new guideline that aims to fill a crucial gap in the province’s system of care for people with addictions.

Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, and representatives from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) announced the Provincial Guideline for the Clinical Management of High-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder at a press conference on Tuesday.

The guideline aims to bridge the gap between research and practice and will be used by clinicians to manage and treat high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorder.

The guideline also includes recommendations to improve early screening and intervention in primary care settings for youth aged 12 to 25 and adults, as well as new tools for withdrawal management and guidance for continuing care.

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