Year: 1987 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v. 150, (January, 1987), p.121-124 SIEC No: 19890394

50 cases (aged 23-75 years) attending a walk-in psychiatric emergency clinic with alcohol-related problems were studied retrospectively over a 4-week period. Results confirm that this group represented a sizeable load on the clinic – about 15% of all assessments. Other psychiatric problems were common, and many patients had recently attempted or threatened suicide.