Alcohol Withdrawal | Relapse Prevention
Patients being treated for alcohol withdrawal often need adjunctive
management of a variety of medical conditions. A physical examination
should be performed with particular emphasis placed on assessing
for cardiac conditions such as arrhythmia or heart failure, liver
disease, pancreatic disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, infections,
or neurological impairment. Vital signs should be stabilized while
electrolyte and nutritional disturbances are corrected.