Continuing Care

The morbidity and mortality associated with alcohol use disorder and polydrug use warrant formulation of a continuing “Care Plan” by clinicians assessing and/or providing any acute intervention. This plan should incorporate a strategy for regular review with the patient, collaborating with key supports that patient may have (e.g. family, spouse, good friends, carer, community pharmacist, other prescribers), that also helps provide collateral information to assist with clinical monitoring.