Impact of practitioner’s training in the management of alcohol depende

This study finds marked differences in outcomes between doctors with training in alcoholism versus those without. The average amount of training among the group of trained doctors was only 10 hours.

Trained GPs proved better i) in the attempt at abstinence, with 67% patients becoming sober vs. 47% in a comparison sample and ii) in repeat attempt at abstinence in the event of relapse, with an average 2.99 vs. 1.31 attempts per patient.