Postural sway among abstinent alcoholics can be improved up to a point Excessive sway during quiet standing is a common and significant consequence of chronic alcoholism, even after prolonged sobriety, and can lead to fall-related injury and even death. A new study of residual postural instability in alcohol-abstinent men and women shows that alcoholics improve …∞
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Changes in self-efficacy and Twelve Step Affiliation were associated with improvement in substance use outcomes at the end of treatment.
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This is good news for people who have a gambling problem
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Are Brief Alcohol Interventions Likely to be Effective in Routine Primary Care Practice? A number of meta-analyses have demonstrated the modest efficacy of brief interventions (BI) for nondependent unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings. Whether this level of efficacy can be expected when BIs are delivered outside of research studies in not known. This …∞
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NIH study finds chronic alcohol use shifts brain’s control of behavior Chronic alcohol exposure leads to brain adaptations that shift behavior control away from an area of the brain involved in complex decision-making and toward a region associated with habit formation, according to a new study conducted in mice by scientists at the National Institutes …∞
What Is Craving? Models of
Craving and Implications
for Treatment Raymond F.
Anton, M.D. Although
many alcoholics experience
craving, researchers have
not yet developed a
common, valid definition of
Numerous models of the
craving have been
suggested, however. One
of those models-the
suggests that the
prolonged presence of
alcohol induces changes in
brain-cell function. In the
absence of alcohol, those
changes cause an
imbalance in brain activity
that results in craving.
Furthermore, the adaptive
memories of alcohol’;s
pleasant effects that can
be activated when alcohol-
stimuli are encountered,
even after prolonged
leading to relapse
Adapting 12 Step Programs For Teenagers Twelve-step programs can be extremely helpful for teens who are struggling with addiction or who are on the road to becoming addicted, but they are more useful if they are adapted to the particular needs of adolescents, according to an expert on teenage addiction. “These programs were developed for …∞
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Alcohol factors in suicide mortality rates in Manitoba, Canada. OBJECTIVE: To identify alcohol-related factors that influence mortality rates from suicide. METHOD: We examined the impact of per capita consumption of total alcohol, spirits, beer, and wine; unemployment rate; and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) membership rate on total, male and female suicide mortality rates in Manitoba during …∞
Persistent Next-Day Effects of Excessive Alcohol Consumption on Laparoscopic Surgical Performance Purpose; To examine the effect of previous-day excessive alcohol consumption on laparoscopic surgical performance. Study 1 was a randomized controlled trial. Study 2 was a cohort study. Sixteen science students (laparoscopic novices) participated in study 1. Eight laparoscopic experts participated in study 2. All …∞
Concept of Alcoholism In TSF and Brief-TSF alcoholism is considered an illness that affects individuals both mentally and physically in such a way that they are unable to control their use of alcohol. Viewed from this perspective, the concept of controlled use of alcohol amounts to denial of the primary problem, that is, loss of …∞