alcohol use disorders

Discussing Alcohol Use with the GP

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Discussing alcohol use with the GP: a qualitative study Sandra Coste, Laetitia Gimenez, Aurélie Comes, Xavier Abdelnour, Julie Dupouy, Emile Escourrou BJGP Open 2020; 4 (2): bjgpopen20X101029. DOI: 10.3399/bjgpopen20X101029

A General Practitioner (GP) is often the first point of contact for people struggling with alcohol related issues. These doctors must be trained to detect problematic drinking as well as have the confidence and skills to have open conversations with patients. 

Feedback from patients who have received support from their GP helps inform guidance to having these conversations.

Chronic Alcohol Consumption Alters Extracellular Space Geometry and Transmitter Diffusion in the Brain

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S. De Santis, A. Cosa-Linan, R. Garcia-Hernandez, L. Dmytrenko, L. Vargova, I. Vorisek, S. Stopponi, P. Bach, P. Kirsch, F. Kiefer, R. Ciccocioppo, E. Sykova, D. Moratal, W. H. Sommer, S. Canals, Chronic alcohol consumption alters extracellular space geometry and transmitter diffusion in the brain. Sci. Adv. 6, eaba0154 (2020).
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Abstract

Already moderate alcohol consumption has detrimental long-term effects on brain function. However, how alcohol produces its potent addictive effects despite being a weak reinforcer is a poorly understood conundrum that likely hampers the development of successful interventions to limit heavy drinking.

CCSA Alcohol Resources

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Healthcare and allied health professionals — including family physicians, nurses, addiction specialists, psychologists and social workers — use alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to help individuals manage their alcohol consumption. The resources include links to evidence-informed guidance and tools.

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Assessment of the Association of D2 Dopamine Receptor Gene and Reported Allele Frequencies With Alcohol Use Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Jung Y, Montel RA, Shen P, Mash DC, Goldman D. Assessment of the Association of D2 Dopamine Receptor Gene and Reported Allele Frequencies With Alcohol Use Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(11):e1914940. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.14940
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Question: Is there a biological association between D2 dopamine receptor gene (DRD2) and alcohol use disorder?

Webinar: Alcohol Use Disorders and ICD 11

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On Wednesday, 13 November 2019, join PAHO/WHO in a new session of the Alcohol and Health Webinar Series, on the topic "Alcohol Use Disorders and ICD11".

Learn about the changes introduced in ICD11 as related to alcohol use disorders and the latest information on the research being carried out internationally.

DAY: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

TIME: 12:30 PM EST

Intelligence in Young Adulthood and Alcohol Use Disorders in a Prospective Cohort Study of Danish Men: The Role of Psychiatric Disorders and Parental Psychiatric History

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Just-Østergaard E, Flensborg-Madsen T, Knop J, et al Intelligence in young adulthood and alcohol use disorders in a prospective cohort study of Danish men: the role of psychiatric disorders and parental psychiatric history BMJ Open 2019;9:e028997. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-028997
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Objectives: The aims were to estimate the association between intelligence measured in young adulthood and risk of alcohol use disorders (AUD) in men and to investigate the potential modification of this association by psychiatric disorders, parental AUD and parental psychiatric disorders.

Technology-Delivered CBT to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

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Kiluk, B. D., Ray, L. A., Walthers, J. , Bernstein, M. , Tonigan, J. S. and Magill, M. (2019), Technology‐Delivered Cognitive‐Behavioral Interventions for Alcohol Use: A Meta‐Analysis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. doi:10.1111/acer.14189
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one of the most researched treatment options for Alcohol Use Disorder. In order to make CBT as accessible and effective as possibles, researchers have been investigating different versions and ways to deliver CBT.

The use of technology as a platform to deliver CBT has been an exciting project that researchers hope will make the therapy more available to people who require support. 

Access to Care for People with Alcohol Use Disorder in France

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Costa M, Marcellin F, Coste M, et al Access to care for people with alcohol use disorder in France: a mixed-method cross-sectional study protocol (ASIA) BMJ Open 2018;8:e024669. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024669
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Introduction: Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a major public health concern worldwide. In France, only 10% of people with AUD (PWAUD) receive medical care. General practitioners (GP) are one of the main entry points for AUD care.

Coping Strategies and Support for Families in Goa, India

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Church, Sydney, Urvita Bhatia, Richard Velleman, Gill Velleman, Jim Orford, Anil Rane, and Abhijit Nadkarni. "Coping strategies and support structures of addiction affected families: A qualitative study from Goa, India." Families, Systems, & Health 36, no. 2 (2018): 216.
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Alcohol addiction can put a significant strain on family relationships and well-being. There has been a substantial rise in alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder in India. However, it is rare that the perspectives of family members are heard.