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    edited by Amit D. Mistry, Thomas McCabe, Alan Currie.
    Digital : Cambridge2020
    "A small aspect of football culture has an enmeshed history with alcohol and can create an environment where harmful alcohol consumption is promoted. As a result, both current and former professional footballers are at risk. Alcohol-related psychiatric assessments need to serially assess severity, risk, social function and manage any comorbid physical or mental health conditions. Following these assessments, a personalised biopsychosocial care plan should be agreed. A sport psychiatrist must understand how alcohol misuse presents within the elite football environment and how patient motivation towards behaviour change is central to recovery. Background AS is a 23 year old, defender for an English professional football team. Thirteen months ago he injured his right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This required reconstruction and he was sidelined for eight months. Two months after returning to play he re-injured the same ACL and has since been receiving further rehabilitative physiotherapy"-- Provided by publisher.