Members of the OPPA/APA are invited to review and comment on the draft APA "Practice Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder."
A PDF version of the draft is available on the APA website at http://psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/clinical-practice-guidelines/review-draft-guidelines. The deadline to comment is March 17, 2017.
The Guideline Writing Group drafted the guideline based on a systematic review of the available evidence. Each statement (recommendation or suggestion) is separately rated according to the strength of the supporting research evidence and the balance of possible benefits and harms of the recommended or suggested actions. In addition to specific statements, the draft guideline includes a review of strategies and caveats when implementing the recommendations and a discussion of the appropriateness of the recommendations to inform quality improvement activities.
Comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Microsoft Word file attachments are preferred. Please include the following information with each comment:
Other reviewers of this guideline include experts in the field, allied organizations and advocacy groups, the APA Board of Trustees, the APA Assembly, the APA councils, and APA members and members of the public via the web page.
After this general review is completed, the guideline will be submitted to the APA Assembly and Board of Trustees for final approval and publication.
For questions, contact: Seung-Hee Hong, APA Practice Guidelines, at email@example.com.