In general mutual aid group membership was repeatedly associated with positive benefits.
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Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership
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Self-reported mental illness in a dental school clinic population The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of mental illness in a university-based dental clinic population. Dentists routinely review the patient’s medical history to identify any physical disease or condition that may impact dental treatment. Mental illness may also affect dental treatment and …∞
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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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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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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 …∞
AA works with bipolar disorder A follow up study on alcoholics with and without coexisting affective disorder Three-hundred male alcoholics were selected from consecutive admissions to hospital. They were divided into three target populations: primary alcoholics; alcoholics with unipolar affective disorder; and alcoholics with bipolar affective disorder. After three follow-up interviews over a 2-year period …∞
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
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 …∞
Addictive drinking, but not minor slips, is associated with increased mortality.
Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Target populations, Training and tagged cirrhosis, disease, liver, substance abuse. Use this permalink for a bookmark.