Alcohol-Use Disorders

USPSTF Advises PCPs to Screen Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

USPSTF Advises PCPs to Screen Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Screening, counseling advised for adults, including pregnant women; evidence lacking for teens

Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

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Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.

Alcohol-related Nurse Care Ineffective in Heavy Drinkers

Alcohol-related Nurse Care Ineffective in Heavy Drinkers

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CHOICE intervention for patients with high risk for alcohol use disorder may not reduce heavy drinking or associated problems.

Alcohol use disorders are major risk factor for dementia

Alcohol use disorders are major risk factor for dementia

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Alcohol use disorders are the strongest modifiable risk factors for onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.

Marijuana, alcohol intervention help reduce STI incidence

Marijuana, alcohol intervention help reduce STI incidence

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Behavioral interventions that include sexual risk reduction combined with alcohol- and cannabis-focused elements are effective at reducing sexually transmitted infection incidence among justice-involved adolescents.

Alcohol use disorder: a clinical practice guideline

Alcohol use disorder: a clinical practice guideline

The new guideline focuses on evidence-based treatments in alcohol use disorder such as pharmacologic treatments, naltrexone, disulfiram, and topiramate.

ASCO: Alcohol consumption increases cancer risk

ASCO: Alcohol consumption increases cancer risk

According to a special report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, alcohol consumption is a definite risk for cancer development.

Psoriasis patients have an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality

Psoriasis patients have an increased risk of alcohol-related mortality

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Patients with psoriasis have a greater risk of mortality due to alcohol-related causes, including alcoholic liver disease, fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver, and mental and behavioral disorders.

Alcohol use and high-risk drinking has increased among US adults

Alcohol use and high-risk drinking has increased among US adults

Increases were greatest among women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals with lower educational level and family income.

Regular alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of diabetes

Regular alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of diabetes

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Consumption of alcohol 3 to 4 days weekly is associated with a significantly lower risk for diabetes in men and women.

Alcohol screening and brief intervention: A practice manual for clinicians

Alcohol screening and brief intervention: A practice manual for clinicians

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The AAFP has created an alcohol screening practice manual to help family physicians prevent alcohol misuse.

Moderate alcohol consumption linked to lower risk of some types of cardiovascular disease

Moderate alcohol consumption linked to lower risk of some types of cardiovascular disease

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The researchers found heterogeneity in the association between recorded alcohol consumption and the initial presentation of 12 cardiovascular diseases.

Treating alcohol use disorders in patients with alcoholic liver disease

Treating alcohol use disorders in patients with alcoholic liver disease

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Total alcohol abstinence is the cornerstone of treatment for patients with alcohol use disorders and alcoholic liver disease.

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

One-third of cases may be avoided if patients maintained a healthy weight and limited alcohol consumption.

Telephone intervention aids clinicians in alcohol abuse screening

Telephone intervention aids clinicians in alcohol abuse screening

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An automated telephone call prior to a primary care visit can encourage patients to discuss their alcohol consumption.

Light, moderate drinking increases cancer risk in women

Light, moderate drinking increases cancer risk in women

Light to moderate alcohol intake increased the risk of alcohol-related cancers in women.

Nearly 3 in 10 Americans diagnosed with alcohol use disorder

Nearly 3 in 10 Americans diagnosed with alcohol use disorder

White and Native American men had the highest rates of lifetime drinking problems - 33% and 43%, respectively.

Proper screening of at-risk alcohol users is lacking

Proper screening of at-risk alcohol users is lacking

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Only a minority of primary care providers appropriately screen or intervene with at-risk alcohol users.

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