Excessive alcohol consumers are in need for effective and targeted thiamine interventions to prevent the development of Korsakoff’s syndrome. Coercive home health care might be a solution to reach excessive alcohol consumers. In many parts of the world, an expansion is seen of more coercive community practices. Due to new legislation in the Netherlands, preventive coercive home health care is permitted. The objective of this article is twofold. Firstly, to describe this new Dutch legislation and secondly, to explore literature to identify themes that might contribute to less-intrusive coercive interventions at the excessive alcohol consumer’s home. Four articles have been identified which concentrate on experiences regarding coercive home health care. Preventive coercive home health care might benefit from a stable and trusting relationship. For healthcare organizations, this means that they need to pay attention to the health and safety of their employees to prevent outflow.

Alcoholism, Coercion, Home health care, Legislation, Preventive treatment, Therapeutic relationship
dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-0020-8, hdl.handle.net/1765/111923
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

van den Hooff, S. (2018). New Dutch Legislation and Preventive Coercive Home Health Care for Excessive Alcohol Consumers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. doi:10.1007/s11469-018-0020-8