There is a long-recognized association between alcohol consumption and aggressive behavior. But does aggression and hostility continue into sobriety? This study was designed to examine aggression in a group of socially well-adapted recovered alcoholics. The question addressed was whether the treatment, together with long-term abstinence from alcohol, could reduce aggression and hostility in recovered alcoholics. …∞
Psychopathological symptoms and personality traits in alcohol-dependent patients: a comparative study. The aim of this paper was to describe the psychopathological and personality profile associated with alcohol dependence and to compare it with those of non-addictive disorders and the normal population. The sample consisted of 158 alcohol-dependent participants attending a psychiatric outpatient clinic, 120 …∞
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Although some patients have mild symptoms and may even be managed in the outpatient setting, others have more severe symptoms
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In Alcohol-Dependent Drinkers, What Does the Presence of Nicotine Dependence Tell Us About Psychiatric and Addictive Disorders Comorbidity? AIM: To examine the pattern of psychiatric comorbidity associated with nicotine dependence among alcohol-dependent respondents in the general population. METHODS: Drawn from a US national survey of 43,000 adults who took part in a face-to-face interview (The …∞
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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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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 …∞
Alcohol screening brief intervention and referral in the emergency department an implementation study INTRODUCTION: Alcohol is the single greatest contributor to injury in the United States. Numerous studies have reported that a standardized screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) intervention can effectively minimize future alcohol consumption, reduce injury recurrence, and decrease the …∞