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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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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Are Brief Alcohol Interventions Likely to be Effective in Routine Primary Care Practice? A number of meta-analyses have demonstrated the modest efficacy of brief interventions (BI) for nondependent unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings. Whether this level of efficacy can be expected when BIs are delivered outside of research studies in not known. This …∞
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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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Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Therapy is an intervention that improves the patientâ€™s cognitive and behavioral skills for changing his/her problematic drinking behavior. CBT is based on the principles of social learning theory and views drinking behavior as functionally related to major problems in a person’s life. It posits that addressing this broad spectrum of problems …∞
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Medical students’ knowledge about alcohol and drug problems: results of the medical council of Canada examination. PURPOSE: To determine knowledge of a national sample of medical students about substance withdrawal, screening and early intervention, medical and psychiatric complications of addiction, and treatment options. METHODS: Based on learning objectives developed by medical faculty, twenty-two questions on …∞
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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
moderately but sometimes
binge drink. This is true for
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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 …∞
Older Adults Often Exceed Alcohol Consumption Limits Guidelines for “safe” alcohol use among older adults recommend daily limits no more than 2 drinks for men and 1 drink for women, weekly limits no more than 14 drinks for men and 7 drinks for women or a combination no more than 1 drink per day, 7 …∞