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Brave New Directions in Alcohol Use Disorders

The psychiatrist's role in treating heavy drinking, a leading cause of preventable death in the US.

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Severe alcohol dependence and frequent relapses in this patient prompts his son to produce a durable power of attorney for health care. He demands that the physicians declare his father to lack decision-making capacity. More in this ethics case report.

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It is essential that we psychiatrists align ourselves with the public and our patients both to disseminate accurate information and to educate. Social media allows us to have this public voice more than ever before.

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Death penalty cases are extravagantly expensive and drain funding from programs that might actually reduce crime.

An overview of special coverage on advances in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.

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