In general mutual aid group membership was repeatedly associated with positive benefits.
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Multiple psychiatric disorder risk for families with alcohol dependence First-degree relatives of people dependent on alcohol are not only at increased risk of becoming addicted to alcohol and other drugs such as cocaine, but also of developing psychiatric disorders such as depression and panic disorder, study findings indicate. Noting that alcohol dependence tends to aggregate …∞
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) as screening instrument for adolescents. BACKGROUND: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is an international screening instrument extensively employed in adult target groups. However, there is scarce information on screening with the AUDIT in adolescent populations. The purpose of this study was to determine the cut-off point …∞
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Professional Interventions That Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group Involvement. Facilitating patients’ involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a goal of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventions have been found to be more effective than comparison treatments in increasing patients’ 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. …∞
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Many Patients Approve of Nurses Delivering Alcohol Screening in Hospital Many hospital patients are comfortable with having nurses deliver screening and brief intervention for alcohol, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, the findings indicate that nurses can be important partners in helping to screen for hazardous drinking. Medical News Today reports the U.S. …∞
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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care Settings Michael F. Fleming, M.D., M.P.H. Primary care practitioners are in a unique position to identify patients with potential alcohol problems and intervene when appropriate. Screening, the process by which practitioners can identify at-risk drinkers, can be followed by one-time or repeated short counseling sessions, known as …∞
People progress through stages of affiliation with others and with Alcoholics Anonymous in pursuit of solutions to their problems.
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Women Physicians and Addiction. Doctors get addicted just like other people and female doctors have earlier addiction and develop worse medical conditions. Researchers compared case histories of 969 male and female (13%) substance dependent doctors. Their conclusions; â€œThese findings suggest different characteristics between male and female impaired physicians which may have implications for identification and …∞
Alcohol Screening: A Quick First Step to Reduce Problem Drinking Alcohol is the most widely used and abused drug among working adults. Over 80 percent of problem drinkers are employed full-time. Unhealthy drinking patterns contribute to a host of preventable problems including increased workers’ compensation and disability claims, hospital costs and job turnover. In addition, …∞
Twelve step programs: An
update. This article
examines the history of
(AA), the goals of the 12
steps, research on AA, and
common issues reported by
clients about this approach
and offers suggestions for
addressing these issues.
AA was developed by two
severe alcoholics in the
1930s in an effort to
provide holistic treatment
of addictive disorders.
Twelve-step programs and
the related disease
concept of addiction have
heavily influenced inpatient
and outpatient treatment.
The 12-step approach
for the disease of
mental, physical, and
spiritual components, and
participation in each
other’;s treatment is critical
to sustained sobriety. With
intensive work in