Alcohol-Use Disorders

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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