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Posted by: Concerned | 2008/12/08

Options for an alcoholic family member

Would a public hospital be of any assistance?

Something along the lines of a 5-day detox with a tranquilizer - valium perhaps?

Are there any recovery or rehab. programs for recovering alcoholics in KZN?

He is on the brink of permanent liver damage, ruining his life. I feel immediate intervention is required before any permanant damage is done.

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Dear Concerned
Yes he can be helped by a public hospital, the Psychiatry department handles drug dependancy problems. Go to Out patients and ask for urgent referral to Psychiatry.
http://www.addiction-drug.com/Kwa-zulu-Natal-rehab.htm
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Concerned | 2008/12/09

Thank you Dr Bets.

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