What They Want: Motivation and Treatment Choice in Non-treatment-Seeking Substance Abusers Although a variety of therapies exist for the treatment of substance use disorders, little emphasis is placed on allowing individuals to choose their own treatment trajectories. Considering the preference of a person for the type of substance abuse treatment; he or she would want …∞
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Seven Minutes of Counseling by ER Doctor Can Help Reduce Drinking People who engage in hazardous and harmful drinking are more likely to reduce their consumption of alcohol for at least one year if they receive just seven minutes of counseling from an emergency room physician, a new study finds. Physician counseling can also reduce …∞
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Diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in youths Description This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in adults and in young people aged 10–17 years. This is one of three pieces of UK NICE guidance addressing alcohol-related problems and should …∞
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Analysts describe the AA recovery program as complex, implicitly grounded in sound psychological principles, and more sophisticated than is typically understood.
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Using Imagery and Storytelling to Educate Outpatients about 12-Step Programs and Improve Their Participation in Community-based Programs The longer a patient remains engaged in recovery activities the greater the success of long-term abstinence. Self-help community programs that use the 12-steps such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are known in the addictions field …∞
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Doctors own alcohol consumption colours advice to patients Doctors who drink more themselves are more liberal in their advice to patients on alcohol consumption. They set higher thresholds for what is harmful, and while men who are heavy drinkers get to continue drinking, women are often advised to stop altogether, reveals a thesis from the …∞
Brief Intervention Is Insufficient for Medical Inpatients With Unhealthy Drinking Data show that brief intervention reduces consumption and consequences among outpatients with unhealthy, but not dependent, alcohol use. To assess whether brief interventions work among medical inpatients with unhealthy drinking,* researchers randomized 341 of such patients to a 30-minute session of motivational counseling in the …∞
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Significant Reductions in Drinking Following Brief Alcohol Treatment Provided in a Hepatitis C Clinic BACKGROUND: Although the hepatitis C virus (HCV) alone increases the risk of cirrhosis, alcohol use is thought to act synergistically with HCV to significantly hasten the development of fibrosis. OBJECTIVE: The authors assessed the impact of brief medical counseling or integrated-care …∞
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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