alcohol

Global burden of cancer in 2020 attributable to alcohol consumption

Citation
Rumgay, H., Shield, K., Charvat, H., Ferrari, P., Sornpaisarn, B., Obot, I., ... & Soerjomataram, I. (2021). Global Burden of Cancer in 2020 Attributable to Alcohol Consumption: A Population-Based Study.

​​​​​​Each year there are 3 million deaths as a result of the harmful use of alcohol.

As alcohol gets broken down, chemicals affect the way our body sends signals and communicates and increase the chances of developing cancer.

In this article, published in Lancet Oncology, the researchers present global, regional, and national estimates of alcohol-attributable cancer burden in 2020.

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Reimagining brief interventions for alcohol: Towards a paradigm fit for the twenty first century?

Citation
McCambridge, J. Reimagining brief interventions for alcohol: towards a paradigm fit for the twenty first century?. Addict Sci Clin Pract 16, 41 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-021-00250-w
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Abstract

Background: There is no longer support for the idea that brief intervention programmes alone can contribute meaningfully to the improvement of population health relating to alcohol. As a result, calls for major innovations and paradigm shifts grow, notably among research leaders.

Prevalence and factors related to alcohol consumption in pregnant adolescents: a systematic review

Citation
Quintana-Lagunas, R., Armendáriz-García, N. A., & Silva, L. I. M. (2021). Prevalencia y factores relacionados con el consumo de alcohol en adolescentes embarazadas: una revisión sistemática. Revista inteRnacional de investigación en adicciones, 7(1), 43-51.

summary

Introduction: alcohol consumption during pregnancy (CADE) is recommended, which produces physical, cognitive and behavioral problems in the mother and fetus, so it is recommended to abstinence from this substance during pregnancy; however, factors present in adolescents may be related to the onset or continuation of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Lower regional grey matter in alcohol use disorders: evidence from a voxel-based meta-analysis

Citation
Li, L., Yu, H., Liu, Y. et al. Lower regional grey matter in alcohol use disorders: evidence from a voxel-based meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry 21, 247 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03244-9
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Background:

Previous research using whole-brain neuroimaging techniques has revealed structural differences of grey matter (GM) in alcohol use disorder (AUD) patients. However, some of the findings diverge from other neuroimaging studies and require further replication.

Characterisation of Alcohol Consumption and Related Problems in University Students from Mexico City

Citation
Cordero-Oropeza, R., García-Méndez, M., Cordero-Oropeza, M., & Corona-Maldonado, J. (2021). Characterization of alcohol consumption and related problems in university students from Mexico City. Salud Mental, 44(3), 107-115. doi:https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2021.015

Abstract

Introduction: In Mexico, alcohol consumption is the main problem related to substance use among university students.

Objective: To analyze emerging alcohol consumption patterns in students at a public university through the administration of an online survey.

Effectiveness of a digital alcohol moderation intervention as an add-on to depression treatment for young adults: study protocol of a multicentre pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Citation
Schouten, M.J.E., Dekker, J.J.M., de Bruijn, T.Q. et al. Effectiveness of a digital alcohol moderation intervention as an add-on to depression treatment for young adults: study protocol of a multicentre pragmatic randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry 21, 265 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03222-1
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Background:

Depressive disorders and problematic drinking often co-occur, also among young adults. These co-occurring conditions are associated with various negative health outcomes compared to both conditions alone. Early intervention by addressing alcohol use and depressive symptoms simultaneously in the same treatment might improve both conditions.

Telehealth during COVID-19: The perspective of alcohol and other drug nurses

Citation
Adekunle, A., Meehan, M., Rojas-Alvarez, D., Trauer, J., & McBryde, E. (2020). Delaying the COVID-19 epidemic in Australia: Evaluating the effectiveness of international travel bans. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44(4), 257–259
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Aim

This study aimed to explore the experiences of alcohol and other drug nurses transitioning to telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background

COVID-19 has caused immense disruption to healthcare services, and to reduce viral transmission, many services moved to off-site care delivery modalities such as telehealth.

Anxiety and Alcohol Use: What Clinicians Need to Know

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The Matilda Centre

 

Presented by Associate Professor Lexine Stapinski (the Matilda Centre) this webinar will lead to:

1. An understanding of typical patterns and issues relevant to the management of anxiety and alcohol use disorder comorbidity;

2. Introduction to an integrated cognitive behaviour therapy program that improves outcomes by concurrently addressing anxiety, alcohol use and the connections between them;