Treatment response of bipolar and unipolar alcoholics to an inpatient dual diagnosis program BACKGROUND: Depressed and bipolar alcoholics represent a significant affective subgroup that has a poorer prognosis than either diagnosis alone. To date few systematic treatment programs have been developed to treat dual diagnosis. METHODS: An inpatient treatment program was developed at St Patrick’s …∞
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Early treatment response in alcohol dependence with extended-release naltrexone. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the time course for onset of effect of intramuscular injectable extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX), which has demonstrated efficacy for alcohol dependence. METHOD: A post hoc analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study was conducted. In the study, actively drinking men and …∞
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Alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control. A new study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine impulsive choices among people with a range of alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Findings suggest that impulsive choice in AD may be the result of functional anomalies in widely distributed but interconnected brain regions that are …∞
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Aims; To describe alcohol use, and the prevalence and predictors of hazardous drinking, among hospital doctors. Methods. Data were collected by anonymous mail survey in 2006, from a representative national sample of 1917 (58% response rate) hospital doctors in Germany. Alcohol use was measured using the AUDIT-C, scores of 5 or more for males and …∞
Difference in medical history classified by ICD-10 between male and female alcoholics. The drinking history and current medical history of patients with alcohol dependence were surveyed in Japan and they were analyzed by demographics; gender, age and changes with time (2 stages). The results showed that in the course of continued habitual drinking by patients …∞
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Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has been associated with increased risks of miscarriage, stillbirth, intrauterine growth restriction, pre-term birth and low birth-weight
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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. … Note: Cross posted from Twelve Step Facilitation.com. Permalink Related Reading: Subscribe to Brief-TSF.com by Email
The Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence or Alcoholism What symptoms of alcoholism does adjunctive Brief-TSF address? Brief-TSF and the symptoms of alcohol abuse. Medical, psychosocial and spiritual professional healthcare workers are regularly presented with symptoms of alcohol abuse that are readily assessed or which may be masked by other symptoms; or denied. The Brief-TSF course explores …∞
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