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In Reply We agree with Dr Beresford that patient-centered care with shared decision making is not a new concept in medicine. However, patient-centered care is not currently the routine approach to management of alcohol use disorders in medical settings. Instead, referral to specialty treatment is often recommended for patients diagnosed with alcohol use disorders.1
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