NIAAA Expert Discusses Minority Disparities in Alcohol Use and Treatment In our continuing editorial series with experts from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Coalitions Online interviewed Ricardo Brown, Ph. D., Health Science Administrator and Minority Health and Health Disparities Coordinator. Here, in recognition of Black History Month, Dr. Brown discusses the …∞
Bipolar Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorders; Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations: Comorbidity of bipolar disorder (BD) and alcoholism and substance use disorders (SUDs) represents a serious public health problem and a major challenge to treatment systems. Bipolar disorder is among the top causes of disabilities worldwide, and reportedly the fourth leading mental illness as a …∞
There is a culture clash between alcohol marketing and public health aspirations It is of no coincidence that a number of recent Harm Reduction Digests have addressed the issue of the reduction of alcohol-related harm. Despite the dominant focus on illicit drug use in the popular discourse, alcohol remains Australia’s number one drug problem, as …∞
8 Ways to Help Patients Feel Human More than most many recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependent people have experienced the following. One should insist on ones rights and respect – quietly and assertively. Dehumanization is endemic in medical practice. This article discusses the psychology of dehumanization resulting from inherent features of medical settings, the doctor–patient …∞
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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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All Kids Should Be Screened for Alcohol, Pediatricians Say The American Academy of Pediatricians has recommended that doctors screen all of their young patients for alcohol use starting in middle school, the Wausau Daily Herald reported May 15. The group’s Committee on Substance Abuse released a revised policy statement on youth alcohol use on May …∞
Alcohol hospital admissions hide individual tragedies, say doctors (issued Tuesday 22 Jul 2008) The new government figures released today (Tuesday 22 July 2008) revealing that 811,000 people in England were admitted to hospital with alcohol misuse problems in 2006 hide the individual tragedies that hospital frontline staff see day in day out, said the British …∞
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For dually-diagnosed individuals, continued participation in dual recovery self-help groups plays a significant role in the recovery process, particularly in the area of substance use.
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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 …∞
Rethink – A guide for mental health professionals This is the first in a series of Rethink reports on mental health recovery. It identifies 100 ways in which people working across the mental health sector can support the recovery of people with mental health problems. It highlights four key tasks: Developing a positive identity Framing …∞