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  • Stricter Sobriety Standards for California Health Professionals

    Stricter Sobriety Standards for California Health Professionals November 30, 2009 Nurses, doctors, dentists and other health professionals in California who are in treatment for alcohol and other drug problems will now be subject to stricter oversight and could be immediately removed from practice should they relapse, the Los Angeles Times reported. Health workers will now …∞

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    Alcohol use by healthcare professionals.

    This study investigated alcohol use, misuse and abuse in a sample of dentists, nurses, pharmacists and physicians. Previous studies have lacked cross healthcare group comparisons and have rarely included dentists. METHODS: As part of a larger mail survey, 479 healthcare professionals (68.7% response) completed self-report items on patterns of alcohol use, monthly drinking, heavy episodic …∞

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    AA Membership

    Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership

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    Identifying Teen Alcohol Abuse or Dependence

    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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    Elderly substance abuse

    Substance abuse among the elderly: A growing problem In her early years, Eva would probably have been called a "teetotaler." Except for an infrequent sip of wine on special occasions, she never drank alcoholic beverages. But after her children moved away and her husband and many of her close friends died, Eva turned to the …∞

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    Alcoholism in women

    Alcoholism in women: is it different in onset and outcome compared to men? Abstract; Onset and course of alcohol dependence show gender related differences suggesting that women are more vulnerable to chronic alcohol consumption. Known as the telescoping effect where women have greater and faster alcohol related effect. This raises the question whether the differences …∞

    Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Demographics, Men, Research, Stages of Change, Women. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

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    Al-Anon Family Groups

    Al-Anon Family Groups: Newcomers and Members Objective: Empirical knowledge is lacking about Al-Anon Family Groups (Al-Anon), the most widely used form of help by people concerned about another’s drinking, partly because conducting research on 12-step groups is challenging. Our purpose was to describe a new method of obtaining survey data from 12-step group attendees and …∞

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    AA is for Men and Women

    Does Alcoholics Anonymous work differently for men and women? A moderated multiple-mediation analysis in a large clinical sample Background Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) began as a male organization, but about one third is now female. Studies have found that women participate at least as much as men and benefit equally from AA, but it is unclear …∞

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    AA Can Help Most Alcoholics

    AA can help Most Alcoholics
    12 Step Programs Offer
    Broad Benefits, Study Says
    A study of Alcoholics
    Anonymous and other 12-
    step oriented self-help
    programs finds that they
    can help most people
    recover from alcoholism,
    even those who are not
    religious or have mental-
    health problems. The
    Pacific Institute on
    Research and Education
    (PIRE) reported that
    researchers tracked a
    group of 227 alcoholics
    over three years and
    found that those who had
    attended AA or other self-
    help programs after
    treatment had higher rates
    of abstinence, and drank
    less if they did relapse. The
    results cut across gender
    and religious lines and held
    regardless of psychiatric
    history or whether the
    patient had previously
    attended AA or other
    similar programs

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    Koreans Drink Excessively

    Alcohol consumption and the CAGE questionnaire in Korean adults: results from the Second Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Korean Med Sci. 2008 Apr;23(2):199-206. Park JT, Kim BG, Jhun HJ. We evaluated alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems in Korean adults by evaluating alcohol consumption and responses to the CAGE questionnaire obtained from the …∞

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