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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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 …∞
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 …∞
Coping Strategies of Female Victims of Child Abuse in Treatment for Substance Abuse Relapse: Their Advice to Other Women and Healthcare Professionals, Abstract This study was a part of a larger qualitative descriptive study designed to explore chronic sorrow as a relapse trigger among female victims of child abuse who were currently enrolled in substance …∞
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 …∞
An ongoing process: A qualitative study of how the alcohol-dependent free themselves of addiction through progressive abstinence Abstract (provisional) Background Most people being treated for alcoholism are unable to successfully quit drinking within their treatment programs. In few cases do we know the full picture of how abstinence is achieved in Taiwan. We tracked processes …∞
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A new examination of data on similarly aged groups, compared across decades, has found substantial increases in drinking and alcohol dependence among women.
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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Predictors of changes in alcohol-related self-efficacy over 16 years Self-efficacy is a robust predictor of short- and long-term remission after alcohol treatment. This study examined the predictors of self-efficacy in the year after treatment and 15 years later. A sample of 420 individuals with alcohol use disorders was assessed five times over the course of …∞
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Role of shame in women’s recovery from alcoholism: The impact of childhood sexual abuse This study compares the recovery experience of female members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) who reported a history of childhood sexual abuse (68 percent) with those who did not report experiencing childhood sexual abuse. A sample of 53 women was obtained from …∞