Journal article

An open study with acamprosate in Belgium and Luxemburg: results on sociodemographics, supportive treatment and outcome.

C Ansoms, F Deckers, P Lehert, I Pelc, A Potgieter

Eur Addict Res | Published : 2000

Abstract

This open study on 614 alcohol-dependent patients from 51 centres in Belgium over 24 weeks collected data on the sociodemographic, medical and drug safety profiles and the type of psychosocial support most commonly associated with acamprosate. Psychiatric problems (34%) and gastro-intestinal ulcers (15%) were the most frequent other medical diagnoses. As supportive treatment, 48% of patients received individual psychotherapy, 25% group therapy, 16% relapse prevention and coping skills, 9% brief intervention and 2% family therapy. Fifteen (29%) centres used only 1 form of supportive treatment, 14 (27%) used 2 forms of support, 16 (31%) used 3 forms, 4 (8%) used 4 and only 2 centres (4%) used ..

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