Alcohol-use disorders: physical complications (CG100)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'alcohol use disorders'
Specific, concise statements that act as markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
The care of adults and young people (aged 10 years and older) who have any of the following physical health problems that are completely or partly caused by alcohol use:
- acute alcohol withdrawal (which occurs if a ‘dependent’ drinker suddenly stops drinking)
- lack of thiamine (also called vitamin B1) in the body, which can cause a condition called Wernicke’s encephalopathy
- liver disease
- inflammation of the pancreas (called pancreatitis).
It does not specifically look at the care of:
- women who are pregnant
- children younger than 10 years
- people with physical or mental health conditions caused by alcohol use other than those listed above.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: alcohol use disorders
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This page was last updated: 09 December 2013
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- Guide for commissioners: alcohol services
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