Interventions for alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD): do specific approaches restrict the evolution of comprehensive patient care?

Lindsay Horton, Timothy Duffy, Colin Martin

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Abstract

Aims: The prevalence of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) is recognized to be increasing in the Western world. The aim of this article is to review the evidence concerning interventions in ARBD.

Design and methods: Systematic review.

Findings: About 469 papers were identified of which 49 were suitable for inclusion. About 20 concerned neuropsychological interventions; 5 detailed psychosocial interventions; and 24 focussed on pharmacological interventions. The findings suggest that a range of cognitive rehabilitation strategies can facilitate new learning and improve memory functioning, while psychosocial interventions and supported accommodation can improve mental and physical health.

Conclusions: This review demonstrates the need for a comprehensive approach to ARBD rehabilitation and indicates that the management of this condition has not been investigated in a holistic manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-419
Number of pages12
JournalDrugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2014

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