Long-Term Mortality in People Treated for Alcoholism

From Alcohol and Health- Current Evidence:

This long-term follow-up of people with alcoholism admitted to the same treatment program indicates a relatively high mortality rate, early occurrence of liver disease and lifestyle-related deaths, and some differences among ethnic/racial groups. The author acknowledges that findings from this group of urban poor will likely differ from findings in other populations with alcoholism. However, the study illustrates that treatment providers should understand the mortality risks for their patients and incorporate appropriate linkages to medical care and other services.