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  • Binge Drinking & Brain Damage

    Binge Drinking & Brain
    Damage Injury Risk Highest
    Among Binge Drinkers
    Binge drinkers have a
    higher risk of alcohol-
    related injury than chronic,
    heavy drinkers, the Health
    Behavior News Service
    reported Feb. 22. Binge-
    drinking women who
    otherwise drink in
    moderation had seven
    times the risk of injury as
    nondrinkers, while binge-
    drinking men increased
    their injury risk sixfold.
    “It’;s not only the amount
    of alcohol consumed that
    shapes the risk for injury,
    but also the usual
    consumption pattern,” said
    study author Gerhard Gmel
    of the Swiss Institute for
    the Prevention of Alcohol
    and Drug Problems. “At
    highest risk are those who
    usually consume
    moderately but sometimes
    binge drink. This is true for

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    The Experiences of Alcohol Dependence

    Experiences of alcohol dependence: a qualitative study INTRODUCTION AND AIMS OF THE STUDY: Despite the increasing incidence of alcohol misuse and the costs it incurs, British society continues to hold equivocal and ambiguous attitudes towards drinking, and understanding of the nature of alcohol dependence and related issues is limited. This qualitative study aimed to investigate …∞

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    Executive Function and Alcohol Dependence

    Executive function (EF) guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. Alcohol dependence (AD) is known to impair EF. New findings indicate that increased impulsiveness and decreased EF may comprise an inherited trait that signifies greater risk for developing AD. Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such …∞

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    Does AA Lower Alcohol use by Reducing Depression?

    Mechanisms of behavior change in alcoholics anonymous: does Alcoholics Anonymous lead to better alcohol use outcomes by reducing depression symptoms? Rationale  Indices of negative affect, such as depression, have been implicated in stress-induced pathways to alcohol relapse. Empirically supported continuing care resources, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), emphasize reducing negative affect to reduce relapse risk, …∞

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    Trauma Experience and Alcoholism

    Lifetime exposure to potentially traumatic events in a sample of alcoholic patients in Poland. Recent studies show a high prevalence of traumatic events in samples of patients with a substance use disorder. In the present study, the lifetime exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTE’s) was estimated in a sample of 458 patients recruited at 17 …∞

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    Cost-Effectiveness of Home Visits for Alcoholism

    Cost-Effectiveness of Home Visits in the Outpatient Treatment of Patients with Alcohol Dependence The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of conventional outpatient treatment for alcoholic patients (CT) with this same conventional treatment plus home visits (HV), a new proposal for intervention within the Brazilian outpatient treatment system. A cost-effectiveness evaluation alongside …∞

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    Increased Risk for Mood and Anxiety Disorders

    Family Alcoholism History Linked With Mood/Anxiety Disorders From the Betty Ford Institute Research has shown that a family history (FH) of alcohol dependence (AD) not only increases the risk for AD, but is also associated with an increased risk for mood and anxiety disorders. However, it is unknown how a FH of AD affects neural …∞

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    Better Treatment for Women Alcoholics

    Early treatment for women with alcohol addiction (EWA) reduces mortality: a randomized controlled trial with long-term register follow-up. Compared to usual treatment, over the next 27 years introduction of a comprehensively serviced female-only alcohol treatment unit in Sweden substantially extended the lives of its patients – a uniquely convincing demonstration that improving treatment can save …∞

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