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Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders at Greater Risk of Dying From Hospital Infections

Mittwoch 20. April 2011 von htm

Patients with alcohol use disorders who develop an infection while in the hospital are more likely to die from the infection, than patients without an alcohol disorder, a new study finds. These patients are also more likely to stay longer in the hospital and have higher costs.
Health care-associated infections, which patients pick up in the hospital or other health care setting, affect about 1.7 million Americans each year, according to the study, as reported in HealthDay. (Source: Join Together, 04/19/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Health, mortality, Research | Keine Kommentare »

Parental Alcoholism Carries Risk For Offspring To Develop The Same

Montag 18. April 2011 von htm

Researchers know that there is a strong link between parental alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and the risk for developing an AUD among their offspring. This study looked at the risk of AUDs in the offspring of a large population-based sample of Danish parents. Findings confirmed that parental AUDs were associated with an increased risk of AUDs among the offspring. … Results showed that parental AUDs were associated with an increased risk of AUDs among the offspring, independent of other significant predictors such as gender, parental social status, and parental psychiatric hospitalization with other diagnoses. … (Source: Medical News Today, 04/17/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Children, Gender, Global, Parents, Research, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Nearly All American Adults With Untreated Alcohol Use Disorders Don’t Think They Need Treatment

Samstag 9. April 2011 von htm

A new report based on a national survey shows that only 1.2 percent of the nation’s more than 7.4 million adults aged 21 to 64 with an untreated alcohol abuse disorder perceive they could benefit from treatment. The report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in conjunction with National Alcohol Screening Day, April 7, highlights the need to raise awareness about adult problem drinking, how to identify when someone has a problem, how to confront a problem drinker and how to get help. (Source: Medical News Today, 04/07/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Global, Research, Statistics, Treatment, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

UK: Tobacco and Alcohol: Learning From Each Other

Samstag 5. März 2011 von htm

Cigarette smoking is highly prevalent among people with alcohol use disorders. People who are dependent
on alcohol are three times more likely than those in the general population to be smokers, and people who are dependent on tobacco are four times more likely than the general population to be dependent on alcohol. Alcohol use problems are associated with higher levels of nicotine dependence and a lower likelihood of smoking cessation.
The link between alcohol and tobacco has important implications for those in the alcohol and smoking cessation
treatment and policy fields. More alcoholics die of tobacco-related illness than die of alcohol-related problems.
Although the health threats of smoking are clear, many unanswered questions remain about how to best approach smoking cessation in alcohol dependent populations. Effective treatment hinges on a better understanding of how these substances—and their addictions—interact.
12th and 13th October 2011, Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff, Wales. www.ashwales.co.uk

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Disadvantaged Adolescents Prone To Adult Crime And Substance Abuse Problems

Mittwoch 18. August 2010 von htm

A new article published in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry concludes that early intervention among young adolescents with delinquency problems may help prevent the development of long-term crime, alcohol use disorders (AUDs), and risky sex behaviors, especially among disadvantaged youth. (Source: Medical News Today, 8/17/10)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Children, Global, Health, Prevention, Research, Violence and crimes, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol use, alcohol use disorders and tuberculosis (TB).

Montag 7. Dezember 2009 von htm

The association between alcohol use, alcohol use disorders and tuberculosis (TB). A systematic review.
In 2004, tuberculosis (TB) was responsible for 2.5% of global mortality (among men 3.1%; among women 1.8%) and 2.2% of global burden of disease (men 2.7%; women 1.7%). The present work portrays accumulated evidence on the association between alcohol consumption and TB with the aim to clarify the nature of the relationship. (Source: BMC Public Health 2009, 9:450doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-450, 12/5/09)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Health, Prevention, Publications, Research, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

You can cut back on alcohol

Freitag 20. November 2009 von htm

„‚We’re on the cusp of some major advances in how we conceptualize alcoholism,‘ says Dr. Mark Willenbring, director of treatment and recovery research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The institute is the nation’s leading authority on alcoholism and the major provider of funds for alcohol research. ‚The focus now is on the large group of people who are not yet dependent. But they are at risk for developing dependence.‘ Many of these people need not give up alcohol altogether. The concept of so-called controlled drinking — that people with alcohol-use disorders could simply curb, or control, their drinking — has existed for many years. Evidence now exists that such an approach is possible for some people, although abstinence is still considered necessary for those with the most severe disease. The overall reassessment has been fueled by the groundbreaking National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, the largest and most comprehensive look at alcohol use in America…This survey alone has been enough to convince even national addiction experts that they’ve been too narrow in their approach to alcohol disorders. But the findings are being further bolstered by research in genetics and psychology.“ (Source: Harvard World Health News, 11/19/09) Los Angeles Times, 11/16/09

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