Detox and withdrawal from a substance such as alcohol is more than difficult for a patient; it is physically and mentally agonizing.
CALGARY, Alberta (PRWEB) October 05, 2018
Sunshine Coast Health Centre, a leading directory of government drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs in Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, is proud to announce an alert on new research on alcohol withdrawal symptoms and the need for better physician training.
“Detox and withdrawal from a substance such as alcohol is more than difficult for a patient; it is physically and mentally agonizing,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “Physicians are always searching for new techniques to help a patient recover more comfortably. Our announcement is a short but important summary of an USA study that also included one Canadian hospital, that is St. Paul's Hospital ”
To review the Canada Drug Rehab alert on this important alert on alcohol withdrawal symptoms and physician training, visit https://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/blog/general-category/new-alcohol-withdrawal-training-doctors/. CDR also publishes a province-by-province directory of government alcohol treatment programs across Canada. To see, for example, the directory of British Columbia drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs, visit https://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/british-columbia/ or for Alberta, visit https://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/alberta/.
AN ALERT ON NEW RESEARCH ON ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL AND PHYSICIAN TRAINING
Here is background on the release. A new study out of Canada, published in August in the Journal of the American Medical Association called for new training for emergency and family doctors to better help those with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The study urged the use of a questionnaire called the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale. In their research 530 studies involving 71, 000 patients were looked at, with St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver being the only hospital in Canada to use the questionnaire.
While CDR focuses primarily on client-facing information, this study was important enough to make it to the blog. The alert to the blog helps to increase awareness among the treatment community of this important research. Alcoholism can obviously take a toll on a body and can be painful to recover from. Withdrawal symptoms can include seizures, headaches, confusion and anxiety. An ER doctor or family physician may struggle to assist a patient suffering from withdrawals. Learning about current treatments and medicines could be important. For these reasons, CDR deemed it important to issue an alert to the healthcare community.
ABOUT CANADA DRUG REHAB AND SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE
Canada Drug Rehab is an addiction services directory and public service initiative page funded by Sunshine Coast Health Centre. CDR is a free directory and listing alcohol treatment, drug rehab, detox programs and other related services in Canada. Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a 47-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self-definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, and across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Canadian men suffering from opioid abuse, alcoholism, and other substance abuse and addiction issues can find help. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely 'Meaning Centered Therapy'.