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CAMH and McMaster Addictions Curriculum Project

This collaboration between the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and McMaster is an educational initiative to promote curriculum innovation and resources related to the spectrum of alcohol use disorders.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease and its Complications

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a serious and potentially fatal consequence of alcohol use. The diagnosis of ALD is based on drinking history, physical signs and symptoms, and laboratory tests. Treatment strategies for ALD include lifestyle changes to reduce alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and obesity; nutrition therapy; and pharmacological therapy. The diganosis and management of the complications of ALD are important for alleviating the symptoms of the disease, improving quality of life, and decreasing mortality.