A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)
A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
Substances interfering with the metabolism of ethyl alcohol, causing unpleasant side effects thought to discourage the drinking of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol deterrents are used in the treatment of alcoholism.
Habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite, especially but not exclusively the consumption of alcohol.
Child with one or more parents afflicted by a physical or mental disorder.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts research focused on improving the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems to reduce the health, social, and economic consequences of this disease. NIAAA, NIMH, and NIDA were created as coequal institutes within the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration in 1974. It was established within the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH in 1992.
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.
A very loosely defined group of drugs that tend to reduce the activity of the central nervous system. The major groups included here are ethyl alcohol, anesthetics, hypnotics and sedatives, narcotics, and tranquilizing agents (antipsychotics and antianxiety agents).
Persons who have a history of physical or psychological dependence on ETHANOL.
Acute and chronic neurologic disorders associated with the various neurologic effects of ETHANOL. Primary sites of injury include the brain and peripheral nerves.
A carbamate derivative used as an alcohol deterrent. It is a relatively nontoxic substance when administered alone, but markedly alters the intermediary metabolism of alcohol. When alcohol is ingested after administration of disulfiram, blood acetaldehyde concentrations are increased, followed by flushing, systemic vasodilation, respiratory difficulties, nausea, hypotension, and other symptoms (acetaldehyde syndrome). It acts by inhibiting aldehyde dehydrogenase.
Derivative of noroxymorphone that is the N-cyclopropylmethyl congener of NALOXONE. It is a narcotic antagonist that is effective orally, longer lasting and more potent than naloxone, and has been proposed for the treatment of heroin addiction. The FDA has approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence.
An acute brain syndrome which results from the excessive ingestion of ETHANOL or ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to chronic excess ALCOHOL DRINKING.
A late-appearing component of the event-related potential. P300 stands for a positive deflection in the event-related voltage potential at 300 millisecond poststimulus. Its amplitude increases with unpredictable, unlikely, or highly significant stimuli and thereby constitutes an index of mental activity. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 6th ed)
An organization of self-proclaimed alcoholics who meet frequently to reinforce their practice of abstinence.
An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)
A personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. The individual must be at least age 18 and must have a history of some symptoms of CONDUCT DISORDER before age 15. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
The observable, measurable, and often pathological activity of an organism that portrays its inability to overcome a habit resulting in an insatiable craving for a substance or for performing certain acts. The addictive behavior includes the emotional and physical overdependence on the object of habit in increasing amount or frequency.
An enzyme that oxidizes an aldehyde in the presence of NAD+ and water to an acid and NADH. This enzyme was formerly classified as EC
A zinc-containing enzyme which oxidizes primary and secondary alcohols or hemiacetals in the presence of NAD. In alcoholic fermentation, it catalyzes the final step of reducing an aldehyde to an alcohol in the presence of NADH and hydrogen.
Physiological and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal from the use of a drug after prolonged administration or habituation. The concept includes withdrawal from smoking or drinking, as well as withdrawal from an administered drug.
A mental disorder associated with chronic ethanol abuse (ALCOHOLISM) and nutritional deficiencies characterized by short term memory loss, confabulations, and disturbances of attention. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)
A group of mental disorders associated with organic brain damage and caused by poisoning from alcohol.
A condition where seizures occur in association with ethanol abuse (ALCOHOLISM) without other identifiable causes. Seizures usually occur within the first 6-48 hours after the cessation of alcohol intake, but may occur during periods of alcohol intoxication. Single generalized tonic-clonic motor seizures are the most common subtype, however, STATUS EPILEPTICUS may occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1174)
Disorders related to or resulting from abuse or mis-use of alcohol.
Disorders stemming from the misuse and abuse of alcohol.
A form of psychotherapy involving the husband and wife and directed to improving the marital relationship.
Interaction between the father and the child.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Liver diseases associated with ALCOHOLISM. It usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities, i.e., ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER; ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS; and ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
A colorless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis.
Categorical classification of MENTAL DISORDERS based on criteria sets with defining features. It is produced by the American Psychiatric Association. (DSM-IV, page xxii)
An act performed without delay, reflection, voluntary direction or obvious control in response to a stimulus.
A condition characterized by the growth of unencapsulated masses of ADIPOSE TISSUE symmetrically deposited around the neck, shoulders, or other sites around the body.
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Male parents, human or animal.
A disease due to deficiency of NIACIN, a B-complex vitamin, or its precursor TRYPTOPHAN. It is characterized by scaly DERMATITIS which is often associated with DIARRHEA and DEMENTIA (the three D's).
Agents inhibiting the effect of narcotics on the central nervous system.
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
A conditionally essential nutrient, important during mammalian development. It is present in milk but is isolated mostly from ox bile and strongly conjugates bile acids.
A personality inventory consisting of statements to be asserted or denied by the individual. The patterns of response are characteristic of certain personality attributes.
The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
The comparative and theoretical study of culture, often synonymous with cultural anthropology.
3-((4-Amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl)methyl)-5-(2- hydroxyethyl)-4-methylthiazolium chloride.
A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of THIAMINE in the diet, characterized by anorexia, irritability, and weight loss. Later, patients experience weakness, peripheral neuropathy, headache, and tachycardia. In addition to being caused by a poor diet, thiamine deficiency in the United States most commonly occurs as a result of alcoholism, since ethanol interferes with thiamine absorption. In countries relying on polished rice as a dietary staple, BERIBERI prevalence is very high. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1171)
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to substance abuse and mental health. It is commonly referred to by the acronym SAMHSA. On 1 October 1992, the United States Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) became SAMHSA.
Drinkable liquids containing ETHANOL.
A specific pair of GROUP B CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.
An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of naturally occurring monoamines. It is a flavin-containing enzyme that is localized in mitochondrial membranes, whether in nerve terminals, the liver, or other organs. Monoamine oxidase is important in regulating the metabolic degradation of catecholamines and serotonin in neural or target tissues. Hepatic monoamine oxidase has a crucial defensive role in inactivating circulating monoamines or those, such as tyramine, that originate in the gut and are absorbed into the portal circulation. (From Goodman and Gilman's, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p415) EC
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER due to ALCOHOL ABUSE. It is characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES, infiltration by NEUTROPHILS, and deposit of MALLORY BODIES. Depending on its severity, the inflammatory lesion may be reversible or progress to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.
Anxiety disorders manifested by the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically traumatic event that is outside the normal range of usual human experience. Symptoms include re-experiencing the traumatic event, increased arousal, and numbing of responsiveness to or reduced involvement with the external world. Traumatic stress disorders can be further classified by the time of onset and the duration of these symptoms.
A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
An acute neurological disorder characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and disturbances of mental activity or consciousness. Eye movement abnormalities include nystagmus, external rectus palsies, and reduced conjugate gaze. THIAMINE DEFICIENCY and chronic ALCOHOLISM are associated conditions. Pathologic features include periventricular petechial hemorrhages and neuropil breakdown in the diencephalon and brainstem. Chronic thiamine deficiency may lead to KORSAKOFF SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1139-42; Davis & Robertson, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp452-3)
Ethnic group originating in India and entering Europe in the 14th or 15th century.
An analysis comparing the allele frequencies of all available (or a whole GENOME representative set of) polymorphic markers in unrelated patients with a specific symptom or disease condition, and those of healthy controls to identify markers associated with a specific disease or condition.
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
Measurable biological (physiological, biochemical, and anatomical features), behavioral (psychometric pattern) or cognitive markers that are found more often in individuals with a disease than in the general population. Because many endophenotypes are present before the disease onset and in individuals with heritable risk for disease such as unaffected family members, they can be used to help diagnose and search for causative genes.
Brain waves seen on EEG characterized by a high amplitude and a frequency of 4 Hz and below. They are considered the "deep sleep waves" observed during sleep in dreamless states, infancy, and in some brain disorders.
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Cell surface proteins that bind corticotropin-releasing hormone with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. The corticotropin releasing-hormone receptors on anterior pituitary cells mediate the stimulation of corticotropin release by hypothalamic corticotropin releasing factor. The physiological consequence of activating corticotropin-releasing hormone receptors on central neurons is not well understood.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
The total relative probability, expressed on a logarithmic scale, that a linkage relationship exists among selected loci. Lod is an acronym for "logarithmic odds."
Health facilities providing therapy and/or rehabilitation for substance-dependent individuals. Methadone distribution centers are included.
The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.
In current usage, approximately equivalent to personality. The sum of the relatively fixed personality traits and habitual modes of response of an individual.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
A demyelinating condition affecting the PONS and characterized clinically by an acute progressive QUADRIPLEGIA; DYSARTHRIA; DYSPHAGIA; and alterations of consciousness. Pathologic features include prominent demyelination in the central PONS with sparing of axons and neurons. This condition is usually associated with systemic disorders such as HYPONATREMIA; chronic ALCOHOLISM; LIVER FAILURE; severe BURNS; malignant NEOPLASMS; hemorrhagic PANCREATITIS; HEMODIALYSIS; and SEPSIS. The rapid medical correction of hyponatremia has been cited as a cause of this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1125-6)
Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.

Lymphocyte proliferation inhibitory factor (PIF) in alcoholic liver disease. (1/5630)

Lymphocyte proliferation inhibitory factor (PIF) was determined in the supernatants of PHA-stimulated lymphocytes from patients with alcoholic liver disease. PIF was assayed by determining inhibition of DNA synthesis in WI-38 human lung fibroblasts. A two-fold greater inhibition in thymidine incorporation into DNA by lung fibroblasts was observed in supernatants of PHA stimulated lymphocytes from patients with alcoholic hepatitis or active Laennec's cirrhosis as compared with that found in control subjects or patients with fatty liver. It is suggested that decreased liver cell regeneration seen in some patients with alcoholic hepatitis may be due to increased elaboration of PIF.  (+info)

Antibodies against phospholipids and oxidized LDL in alcoholic patients. (2/5630)

Antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) are a generic term describing antibodies that recognize various phospholipids. Hepatocyte damage is a cardinal event in the course of alcoholic liver injury and autoantibodies against phospholipids could play an important role in this process. APA in alcoholic patients seem to reflect membrane lesions, impairment of immunological reactivity, liver disease progression and they correlate significantly with disease severity. LDL oxidation is supposed to be one of the most important pathogenic mechanisms of atherosclerosis and antibodies against oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) are some kind of an epiphenomenon of this process. The scope of our study was to determine some autoantibodies (IgG-oxLDL and antiphospholipid antibodies) and their possible changes in alcoholic patients. We studied IgG-oxLDL and four APA - anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA), antiphosphatidylserine antibodies (APSA) antiphosphatidylethanolamine antibodies (APE) and antiphosphatidylcholine antibodies (APCA) in 35 alcoholic patients with mildly affected liver function at the beginning of the abuse treatment. The control group consisted of 60 healthy blood donors. In the studied group, we obtained positive results concerning total ACA in 17.1 % of alcoholic patients (8.3 % in the control group), 11.4 % IgG-ACA (6.7 %), 8.6 % IgM-ACA (3.3 %), 14.3 % total APE (6.7 %), 14.3 % total APCA (8.3 %) and 20 % total APSA (8.3 % in the control group). The IgG-oxLDL (406.4+/-52.5 vs 499.9+/-52.5 mU/ml) was not affected in alcoholic patients. We conclude that the autoantibodies against oxLDL are present in sera of alcoholics and healthy blood donors. Based on our results which revealed a wide range of IgG-oxLDL titres in the healthy population, this parameter does not appear to be very promising for the evaluation of the risk of atherosclerosis. Alcoholics with only mild affection of liver functions did not exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of all studied antiphospholipid antibodies (ACA, APSA, APE, APCA) which could lead to membrane lesions in these patients.  (+info)

Involvement of cytochromes P-450 2E1 and 3A4 in the 5-hydroxylation of salicylate in humans. (3/5630)

Hydroxylation of salicylate into 2,3 and 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acids (2,3-DHBA and 2,5-DHBA) by human liver microsomal preparations was investigated. Kinetic studies demonstrated that salicylate was 5-hydroxylated with two apparent Km: one high-affinity Km of 606 microM and one low-affinity Km greater than 2 mM. Liver microsomes prepared from 15 human samples catalyzed the formation of 2,5-DHBA at metabolic rate of 21.7 +/- 8.5 pmol/mg/min. The formation of 2, 3-DHBA was not P-450 dependent. Formation of 2,5-DHBA was inhibited by 36 +/- 14% following preincubation of microsomes with diethyldithiocarbamate, a mechanism-based selective inhibitor of P-450 2E1. Furthermore, the efficiency of inhibition was significantly correlated with four catalytic activities specific to P-450 2E1, whereas the residual activity was correlated with three P-450 3A4 catalytic activities. Troleandomycin, a mechanism-based inhibitor selective to P-450 3A4, inhibited by 30 +/- 12% the 5-hydroxylation of salicylate, and this inhibition was significantly correlated with nifedipine oxidation, specific to P-450 3A4. The capability of seven recombinant human P-450s to hydroxylate salicylate demonstrated that P-450 2E1 and 3A4 contributed to 2, 5-DHBA formation in approximately equal proportions. The Km values of recombinant P-450 2E1 and 3A4, 280 and 513 microM, respectively, are in the same range as the high-affinity Km measured with human liver microsomes. The plasmatic metabolic ratio 2,5-DHBA/salicylate, measured 2 h after ingestion of 1 g acetylsalicylate, was increased 3-fold in 12 alcoholic patients at the beginning of their withdrawal period versus 15 control subjects. These results confirm that P-450 2E1, inducible by ethanol, is involved in the 5-hydroxylation of salicylate in humans. Furthermore, this ratio was still increased by 2-fold 1 week after ethanol withdrawal. This finding suggests that P-450 3A4, known to be also inducible by alcoholic beverages, plays an important role in this increase, because P-450 2E1 returned to normal levels in less than 3 days after ethanol withdrawal. Finally, in vivo and in vitro data demonstrated that P-450 2E1 and P-450 3A4, both inducible by alcohols, catalyzed the 5-hydroxylation of salicylate.  (+info)

The role of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid in the treatment of alcoholism: from animal to clinical studies. (4/5630)

Since its discovery nearly 40 years ago, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) has attracted several waves of scientific interest due to new developments in the knowledge of its mechanisms of action and ideas for its potential use in clinical practice. Its effects have been claimed to treat different psychiatric conditions, but over time its use has become limited to a few specific situations (e.g. sedating patients in non-painful surgical procedures and narcolepsy). New interest in the drug derives from its potential use in the treatment of alcoholism. Recent studies demonstrated a marked effect of the substance in suppressing ethanol (ETOH) withdrawal symptoms and in reducing craving for alcohol, compared to other available drugs. However, GHB has to be given under very careful supervision because of its side-effects, including the risk of abuse and dependence and possible interference with the metabolic pathways of endogenous GHB and ETOH. This short review discusses these and related issues and we hope that it will stimulate further interest in GHB.  (+info)

The impact of Alcohol and Alcoholism among substance abuse journals. (5/5630)

This article concerns the question of journal impact factor and other bibliometric indicators made available by the Institute for Scientific Information in their Journal Citation Report for 1996. The impact factors of journals within the subject category 'substance abuse' are listed along with total citations, immediacy indices, and cited half-lives. The relationship between cited and citing journals is discussed with the main focus on the data available for Alcohol and Alcoholism. Some of the problems and limitations of bibliometric measures of productivity are dealt with, especially when these are used to evaluate the work of individual scientists. Although bibliometric measures are easy to compute, they become difficult to interpret, such as when dealing with collaborative research and the problem posed by multiple authorship. The need to adjust impact factors and citation counts for the number of co-authors in a paper becomes important when credit has to be attributed to one individual from a multi-author paper. This is often necessary in connection with grant applications and when making decisions about academic promotion and tenure. The impact factor of Alcohol and Alcoholism has increased steadily over the past 5 years, even after adjusting for the number of self-citations, which resulted in an even greater increase in impact. However, the impact factors of substance abuse journals are generally low, compared with disciplines such as immunology, genetics, and biochemistry. Some suggestions are made for increasing the impact factors of substance abuse journals if this is considered necessary. But instead of paying attention to the impact factor of a journal, scientists should give more consideration to the speed and efficiency of the editorial handling of their manuscripts and particularly to the quality and timeliness of the peer review.  (+info)

Enhancing the identification of excessive drinkers on medical wards: a 1-year follow-up study. (6/5630)

This paper describes a 1-year follow-up study examining whether hospital ward doctors and nurses continue to take quantitative alcohol histories and provide brief intervention to problem drinkers on general medical wards after the introduction of a simple protocol. Regular training in the use of this protocol was stipulated in the annual service contract between the Health Authority and the Hospital Trusts. Improvements in staff practice persisted at 1-year follow-up, although it fell from a peak at an earlier phase of the study. The positive role of state purchasers of health services in sustaining improvements in clinical practice is discussed.  (+info)

Urban-rural comparisons of drink-driving behaviour among late teens: a preliminary investigation. (7/5630)

A preliminary study was conducted to examine the nature and extent of urban-rural differences in self-reported drinking and driving among youths in Western Australia. A total of 102 youths aged 17, 18 and 19 years were surveyed via a random street sampling technique about their alcohol consumption and drink-driving behaviour. Analyses indicated that urban youths had a significantly higher level of self-reported drink-driving behaviour than their rural counterparts. Males indicated a higher level of self-reported drink-driving behaviour than females. This article also provides a review and summary of youth drink-driving literature with special focus on urban-rural comparisons.  (+info)

Alcohol consumption profile by time in middle-aged men: a longitudinal study based on three different diagnostic instruments. (8/5630)

This longitudinal study aimed at comparing aggregate measures of heavy or problem drinking and their variations across time among the same subjects. We examined middle-aged men participating in a health survey over a 5-year interval. Of the 133 consecutive men in the whole age group interviewed as 40-year-olds in 1989, 114 were reached and re-interviewed in 1994. Alcohol consumption was measured by self-report, Malmo-modified Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (Mm-MAST), and serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT). Self-reported alcohol consumption decreased with years (142 vs 105 g/week, P = 0.01), as did CDT (16.9 vs 14.4 U/l, P = 0.02), but there was no change in the Mm-MAST results. There was no significant difference in the number of heavy drinkers (either Mm-MAST score > or = 3, or by self-reported alcohol consumption > or = 280 g/week, or by CDT > or = 20 U/l) at 40 and 45 years of age (37 and 47% respectively). At the individual level, alcohol consumption both increased and decreased with age. At 45 years of age 5/114 (4%) of the men reported that they had increased their alcohol consumption by more than 80 g/week and 25/114 (22%) said that they had reduced their drinking by the same amount. The remaining 84 (74%) reported drinking the same amount as 5 years earlier (+/- 80 g/week). This indicates that alcohol drinking habits are not stable in middle age. Most heavy drinkers in both age groups were detected by Mm-MAST and this proportion increased with age while the proportion of positive self-reports and CDTs decreased. Thus, the social consequences, measured here by the Mm-MAST, may be more readily experienced with years even at smaller consumption levels.  (+info)

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The terms alcoholism and alcohol dependency are often used interchangeably. While both indicate a physical reliance upon alcohol, alcohol dependency is characterized by a dependence upon alcohol that results in physical withdrawal symptoms while alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol characterized by marked behavioral problems due to prolonged and excessive harmful use.
The terms alcoholism and alcohol dependency are often used interchangeably. While both indicate a physical reliance upon alcohol, alcohol dependency is characterized by a dependence upon alcohol that results in physical withdrawal symptoms while alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol characterized by marked behavioral problems due to prolonged and excessive harmful use.
BACKGROUND Offspring of individuals with alcoholism are at increased risk for psychiatric illness, but the effects of gender on this risk are not well known. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the gender of the parent with alcoholism and the gender of offspring affect the association between parental alcoholism and offspring psychiatric illness. METHOD We analyzed the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) data to examine the gender-specific prevalence of axis I and axis II disorders in 23,006 male and 17,368 female respondents with and without a history of paternal or maternal alcoholism. Adjusted odds ratios were calculated for the disorders based on gender and presence of maternal or paternal alcoholism. RESULTS Maternal or paternal alcoholism was associated with a higher prevalence of every disorder examined, regardless of the gender of offspring. Gender-related differences in prevalences were present in nearly all examined disorders, and the
Ethyl alcohol - the symptoms of alcohol dependency. To replace their God given spirit, begins with understanding at some level the symptoms of alcohol dependency and spirit to affect the symptoms of alcohol dependency and body coordinating connection. Look to breathing forms as force that works from the symptoms of alcohol dependency into the symptoms of alcohol dependency next of the symptoms of alcohol dependency about alcohol use if it wasnt a problem so they wont have to adjust to the symptoms of alcohol dependency, especially family members. Often the affected family members becoming desperate, angry, frustrated, nervous, afraid and guilty. In many ways they start behaving like the symptoms of alcohol dependency, even though they do not know how to feel and think within events of life experiences and other natural resources such as MADD, and school and college administrators.. When something like alcohol use if it wasnt a problem in their life to be connected with sexual assault. For ...
Ethyl alcohol - the symptoms of alcohol dependency. To replace their God given spirit, begins with understanding at some level the symptoms of alcohol dependency and spirit to affect the symptoms of alcohol dependency and body coordinating connection. Look to breathing forms as force that works from the symptoms of alcohol dependency into the symptoms of alcohol dependency next of the symptoms of alcohol dependency about alcohol use if it wasnt a problem so they wont have to adjust to the symptoms of alcohol dependency, especially family members. Often the affected family members becoming desperate, angry, frustrated, nervous, afraid and guilty. In many ways they start behaving like the symptoms of alcohol dependency, even though they do not know how to feel and think within events of life experiences and other natural resources such as MADD, and school and college administrators.. When something like alcohol use if it wasnt a problem in their life to be connected with sexual assault. For ...
The most common disorders were alcohol, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression. Women had more internalizing disorders and men more externalizing…
Alcohol dependence is a heavy burden on patients, their families, and society. Epidemiological studies indicate that alcohol dependence will affect many individuals at some time in their lives, with men affected more frequently than women. Since alcohol-dependent patients often exhibit a lack of social skills and suffer from interpersonal problems, the aim of this study is to elucidate whether men and women experience the same interpersonal problems. Eighty-five alcohol-dependent patients (48 men; 37 women) after detoxification and 62 healthy controls (35 men; 27 women) were recruited. Interpersonal problems were measured with the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP-64). Additionally, alcohol-dependent patients were interviewed with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and were subtyped according to Leschs Alcohol Typology (LAT). There were no significant gender differences in the AUDIT and LAT between alcohol-dependent men and women. Interpersonal problems of alcohol-dependent
Alcohol dependency is common, but it is also commonly overlooked. One reason why is that the negative symptoms of alcoholism are closely linked with other chronic health conditions and aging in general. If a woman over 65 imbibes in several drinks, then falls and is injured, the cause of the fall will likely be attributed to her age - even if it is more likely that alcohol caused the fall.. Likewise, medical issues such as headaches, fatigue, stomach pain, and depression are common symptoms of drinking to excess on a regular basis. Still, if these symptoms appear in older women, they are often written off as age-related.. Another reason for overlooking alcohol dependency in older women is that women are not largely thought of as having substance abuse problems. By contrast, men are generally the ones who end up on the receiving end of interventions and legal action because of their behavior while under the influence. It is generally accepted that if a man is seen overindulging in alcohol, he ...
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FERREIRA, Luciano Nery et al. Prevalence and associated factors of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2013, vol.18, n.11, pp.3409-3418. ISSN 1413-8123. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232013001100030.. The scope of this study is to estimate the prevalence of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction and the respective associated factors in the urban population of a city of northeastern Brazil. It is a population-based cross-sectional study that investigated the consumption of alcohol of 270 people living in the urban area of Jequié, State of Bahia. Alcohol abuse, defined by a score of , 8 from responses to the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). Alcohol addiction was identified by a score , 2 obtained in the application of the Cut down, Annoyed by criticism, Guilty and Eye-opener (CAGE). The analysis used the logistic regression model. The prevalence of alcohol abuse was 18.5%. For alcohol addiction it was 10.4%. After adjusted analysis, the groups ...
Alcohol dependency is a common and complex issue that develops for a number of reasons. Each addict has their own reasons for drinking and different circumstances under which they may have developed the problem.. Alcohol dependency has a multitude of social implications, but the health related issues are some of the worst with pregnancy drinking becoming an ever increasing social issue.. The problem with drinking starts when the line between acceptable consumption is crossed and people enter into unacceptable territory, such as drinking more than the daily recommended limit each day, binge drinking every day, morning drinking, neglecting other activities in favour of drinking, lying about your drinking habits etc. Daily drinking most often starts out as occasional, social drinking and develops into an addiction.. Because the majority of problem drinkers start out as social drinkers, the social festive season we are in at the moment can be a concern. Over the festive season parties abound and ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Are alcoholism treatments effective? The Project MATCH data. AU - Cutler, Robert B.. AU - Fishbain, David A.. PY - 2005/7/14. Y1 - 2005/7/14. N2 - Background: Project MATCH was the largest and most expensive alcoholism treatment trial ever conducted. The results were disappointing. There were essentially no patient-treatment matches, and three very different treatments produced nearly identical outcomes. These results were interpreted post hoc as evidence that all three treatments were quite effective. We re-analyzed the data in order to estimate effectiveness in relation to quantity of treatment. Methods: This was a secondary analysis of data from a multisite clinical trial of alcohol dependent volunteers (N = 1726) who received outpatient psychosocial therapy. Analyses were confined to the primary outcome variables, percent days abstinent (PDA) and drinks per drinking day (DDD). Overall tests between treatment outcome and treatment quantity were conducted. Next, three specific ...
If you or a loved one have been drinking too much or have experienced problems with alcoholism, you probably know a thing or two about the harmful short-term effects of alcohol abuse. There are the hangovers, the vomiting, the big red nose with the broken capillaries, the shakes. Theres the violence, too, and all the bad decisions you make. But you know all that. What you might not know is that alcohol addiction can have serious long-term effects on almost every system in your body.. Most people know that alcoholism can cause cirrhosis of the liver. But did you know that it can also lead to neuropathic disorders and stroke? Hepatitis is a major risk, as well as cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, breast, colon, and liver. Cardiovascular issues such as myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, and hypertension are also extremely common among patients with alcohol dependency. Gastrointestinal problems such as gastritis and pancreatitis can also result. The fact is that ...
This report presents the findings of the 1987 National Drug and Alcoholism Treatment Unit Survey, a national survey designed to measure the location, scope, and characteristics of drug abuse and alcoholism treatment and prevention facilities, services, and activities throughout the United States, including the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. An introductory chapter describes the background of the survey, the report format, characteristics of the reporting base, and data considerations and limitations. Chapter 2 examines utilization rates, locations of units, unit ownership, unit orientation, the annual unduplicated count of clients, client demographics, type of care, services provided, and estimates of the number of intravenous drug users among both drug abuse and alcoholism clients. Chapter 3 presents data on drug abuse clients and chapter 4 examines alcoholism clients. Since separate client matrices were used to collect data on drug abuse and alcoholism clients,
Objective: The relationship between tuberculosis (TB) treatment and alcohol use disorders over time is under-researched. The aim of this investigation was to study alcohol use and TB medication adherence and its predictors among TB patients over a period of 6 months.. Methods: A longitudinal investigation was carried out with new TB and TB retreatment patients systematically selected from two hospitals and had screened positive for hazardous or harmful alcohol use in Sisaket Province in Thailand. Alcohol use disorders were measured with Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT)-C at baseline, 3 months and 6 months.. Results: Of the 295 TB patients who were screened with AUDIT-C, 72 (24.4%) tested positive for hazardous or harmful alcohol use. At 6 months, 72 TB patients had completed the followup. At the 6-month follow-up, hazardous or harmful drinking was reduced by 84.7%. Multivariate logistic regression analysis using generalised estimation equation modelling found that alcohol use ...
What are the underlying reasons that alcoholism interventions fail?. First, the intervention may fail if the alcoholic doesnt follow through with the treatment program both during and after formal treatment.. Second, because his or her reasoning and logical abilities and emotional stability may be decreased because of chronic alcoholism, the alcoholic may simply leave the intervention session.. What this essentially means is that the well-intentioned family members will have to deal with the failed intervention in addition to the rest of their alcohol-related difficulties and problems.. The third reason that alcoholism interventions may prove to be unsuccessful is the fact that the alcoholic may not be ready for alcohol treatment at this time.. Stated in another way, some therapists believe that quite a few alcoholism interventions lack a consistent track record because several alcoholics are unable to go through treatment until they get to the point in their lives when they can make this ...
Alcohol dependency It is not unusual to enjoy an alcoholic drink with friends etc, but drinking habits can become unhealthy without us noticing. Long-term heavy drinking or regular binge drinking … read more
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Alexithymia in alcohol-dependent patients is mediated by stress, anxiety and loss of self-control over drinking. AU - Thorberg, Fred. AU - Young, Ross M. AU - Lyvers, Michael F.. AU - Connor, Jason AU - Tyssen, Reidar. AU - London, Edythe D.. AU - Feeney, Gerald F X. PY - 2017/2/1. Y1 - 2017/2/1. N2 - Aims: Up to 67% of alcohol-dependent patients in treatment have alexithymia, a personality trait associated with emotion regulation difficulties. A single study reported that alcohol expectancies related to affective change and social enhancement partially mediated the relationship of alexithymia and alcohol dependence. However, no research has explored the potential explanatory power of other key factors such as stress, anxiety and obsessive thoughts about alcohol use and compulsive behaviors associated with alcohol dependence as mechanisms to elucidate the role of alcohol in alcohol-dependent patients with alexithymia. By integrating frontal lobe theory, the stress-alexithymia ...
Acamprosate has been shown to reduce drinking days in alcohol dependent patients and promote abstinence, with few reported side effects. A limitation of these studies, however, has been their lack of generalizability due to restrictive inclusion and exclusion criteria. Furthermore, most of the previous studies of acamprosate have been conducted in Europe, in a different treatment setting from the typical American Family Medicine center, where alcohol dependent patients are most likely to be first identified in the U.S.. The present study is designed to determine the efficacy of acamprosatefor alcohol dependence in a Family Medicine setting using minimal psychotherapeutic interventions-as would also likely occur in a primary care setting. The study will be a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial comparing 666 mg acamprosate t.i.d. to placebo in patients at the UNC Family Medicine Center with alcohol dependence. Subjects will be seen by Family Medicine physicians and receive ...
A new study of the effects of religiosity on the genetic variance of problem alcohol use in males and females has found that religiosity can moderate genetic effects on problem alcohol use during adolescence but not during early adulthood
Some physicians, scientists and others have rejected the disease theory of alcoholism on logical, empirical and other grounds.[48][49][50][51][52][53] Indeed, some addiction experts such as Stanton Peele are outspoken in their rejection of the disease model, and other prominent alcohol researchers such as Nick Heather have authored books intending to disprove the disease model.[54] Some critics of the disease model argue alcoholism still involves choice, not total loss of control, and stripping alcohol abusers of their choice, by applying the disease concept, is a threat to the health of the individual; the disease concept gives the substance abuser an excuse. A disease cannot be cured by force of will; therefore, adding the medical label transfers the responsibility from the abuser to caregivers. Inevitably the abusers become unwilling victims, and just as inevitably they take on that role. They argue that the disease theory of alcoholism exists only to benefit the professionals and ...
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Poor response inhibition has been implicated in the development of alcohol dependence, yet little is known about how neural pathways underlying cognitive control are affected in this disorder. Moreover, endogenous opioid levels may impact the functionality of inhibitory control pathways. This study investigated the relationship between alcohol dependence severity and functional connectivity of fronto-striatal networks during response inhibition in an alcohol-dependent sample. A secondary aim of this study was to test the moderating effect of a functional polymorphism (A118G) of the μ-opioid receptor (OPRM1) gene. Twenty individuals with alcohol dependence (six females; 90% Caucasian; mean age = 29.4) who were prospectively genotyped on the OPRM1 gene underwent blood oxygen level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging while performing a Stop-Signal Task. The relationship between alcohol dependence severity and functional connectivity within fronto-striatal networks important for ...
People who are homosexual, bisexual or lesbian or who have had a same sex relationship in the past are 1.5 to 2x more likely to have experienced violent events during their childhood and have double the risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of these events. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and the Childrens Hospital, Boston used data from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions and found that 48% of sexual minority women and 28% of sexual minority men experienced violence or abuse in childhood compared to 21% of women and 20% of men in the general population ...
The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) has announced that Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., will receive the 2016 Early Career Investigator Award. Dr. Leggio is Chief of the Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology (CPN), a joint laboratory of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world ...
Robert W. Williams, Ph.D., and Antonio Noronha, Ph.D.. Robert W. Williams, Ph.D., Center for Integrative and Translational Genomics, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.. Antonio Noronha, Ph.D., Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, Maryland.. It is easy to think of genetics as the study of genes, but given our current knowledge of genetics, this definition is now considered inadequate. Genetics is the study of differences among individuals-even between identical twins. We know that some differences between individuals are linked to variations in DNA sequence (i.e., the genome), but most differences actually are caused by complex interactions between our genetic endowment and the many environments to which we are exposed, by choice and fate. The genetics underlying the bodys responses to alcohol are a superb example of the complexity of the issues related to the study of genetics. The role of the ...
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RESEARCH ON ALCOHOL AND SLEEP Release Date: April 25, 2000 RFA: AA-00-005 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Letter of Intent Receipt Date: August 14, 2000 Application Receipt Date: September 14, 2000 THIS REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) USES THE MODULAR GRANT AND JUST-IN-TIME CONCEPTS. IT INCLUDES DETAILED MODIFICATIONS TO STANDARD APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS THAT MUST BE USED WHEN PREPARING APPLICATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THIS RFA. PURPOSE The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking grant applications to conduct research on alcohols effects on sleep. It is well documented that acute and chronic alcohol consumption cause sleep disturbances. In those with alcoholism, sleep patterns may never return to normal, and continuing sleep problems may be a core factor in alcohol relapse. Despite the adverse effects of alcohol on sleep and the serious implications for alcoholism treatment, the topic of alcohol and sleep is currently an understudied area. The ...
Chronic alcoholism is definitely characterized by impaired control over emotionally motivated actions towards alcohol use. of cortico-limbic fiber degradation in emotional dysregulation in alcoholism is now emerging. High axial diffusivity is taken as an index of degradation of axonal health or integrity and radial diffusivity indexes the fibers myelin sheath integrity.61-63 This information MK 3207 HCl can be used to determine which fiber tracts are and are not affected by chronic alcohol consumption; MK 3207 HCl whether fiber compromise is due to axonal damage a breakdown of the myelin sheath or both; and how fiber microstructural integrity may relate to brain functional compromise.64-66 DTI-based quantitative fiber tracking in alcoholism Until recently few studies had investigated alcohol effects on microstructural integrity of fiber tracts by using DTI-based quantitative fiber tractography (chronic alcoholism27 67 fetal alcohol spectrum disorder7071; for review see ref 72). In our ...
Although there is a debate among experts over whether alcoholism should be considered a disease, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recognizes alcoholism as a disease. The risk for developing alcoholism is influenced by a persons genes and lifestyle behaviors. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that lasts for a lifetime. If diagnosed and treated early, however, alcoholism may be completely cured and severe complications prevented. Chronic alcohol abuse increases a persons risk for developing serious health problems, such as liver disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer (especially cancer of the esophagus, mouth, and throat), and pancreatitis.. Approximately two million Americans suffer from liver damage caused by alcohol abuse. About 10 to 20 percent of heavy drinkers will develop cirrhosis of the liver, which is characterized by scarring of the liver and causes irreversible damage. If heavy drinkers do not stop drinking, cirrhosis can cause poor health ...
Allen JP, Litten RZ, Anton RF, Cross GM: Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin as a measure of immoderate drinking: Remaining issues. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 18,799-812 (1994). Anton RF, Moak DH: Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and -glutamyltransferase as markers of heavy alcohol consumption. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 18/3,747-754 (1994). Anton R, Bean P: Two methods for measuring carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in inpatient alcoholics and healthy controls compared. Clin Chem 40/3,364-368 (1994). Arndt T, Gressner AM, Kropf J: Labordiagnostik und Kontrolle des Alkoholabusus. Med Welt 45,247-257 (1994). Behrens U, Worner TM, Braly LF et al: Carbohydrate-deficient Transferrin, a Marker for Chronic Alcohol Consumption in Different Ethnic Populations. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 12,427-432 (1988). Behrens UJ, Worner TM, Lieber CS: Changes in Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin levels after alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 12,539-542 (1988). Bell H, Tallaksen C, Sjahem T, Weberg R et al: Serum ...
Objective : The purpose of this study was to present updated estimates of the prevalence of, and to examine the correlates of, alcohol use and DSM-IV alcohol dependence in a representative sample of the U.S. population. Method : This study was based on the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism s National Longitudinal Alcohol...
ALCOHOL-RELATED PROBLEMS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION Release Date: October 1, 2001 RFA: RFA-AA-02-001 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 18, 2002 Application Receipt Date: February 19, 2002 THIS RFA USES MODULAR GRANT AND JUST-IN-TIME CONCEPTS. MODULAR INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE USED FOR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS UP TO $250,000 PER YEAR. MODULAR BUDGET INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED IN SECTION C OF THE PHS 398 (REVISION 5/2001) AVAILABLE AT https://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html. PURPOSE The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking research grant applications on alcohol use by college students. Investigations are needed which focus on the epidemiology and natural history of college student drinking and related problems and on designing and/or testing interventions to prevent or reduce alcohol-related problems among college students. HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010 The Public Health ...
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Attached is a new RFA from NIAAA on mapping of genes influencing complex alcohol-related behavior in rodents. The intent of this RFA is to encourage collaboration between behavioral scientists studying complex behavioral traits in rodents which might model human traits predisposing to alcoholism, and molecular geneticists with experience in mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL). Potential applicants desiring further information about this RFA are urged to contact me at the address below. Robert W. Karp Program Director, Genetics NIAAA rkarp at willco.niaaa.nih.gov DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS RFA AA-95-002 QTL MAPPING OF ALCOHOL-RELATED BEHAVIORAL TRAITS IN RODENTS DECEMBER 1994 PURPOSE The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking research proposals to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) influencing rat and mouse behavioral traits ...
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcohol Dependence Lon R. Hays, MD, MBA Professor and Chairman an Department of Psychiatry University of Kentucky Medical Center Defining the Standard Drink A standard drink
PAC1 receptor (ADCYAP1R1) genotype and problematic alcohol use in a sample of young women Wojciech Łukasz Dragan,1 Piotr M Czerski,2 Małgorzata Dragan3 1The Interdisciplinary Center for Behavior Genetic Research, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, 2Laboratory of Psychiatric Genetics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, 3Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Background: Recent studies revealed the role of the PAC1 (ADCYAP1R1) gene variability in vulnerability to posttraumatic stress disorder in women. Due to the relatively high comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder, we hypothesized about possible associations between PAC1 gene and problematic alcohol use. Method: The sample studied consisted of 491 women aged 18–28 years (mean age =21.76 years; SD =1.83) and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test was used to assess drinking problems. We successfully genotyped 17 single-nucleotide polymorphisms in
ABOUT SOUTHEASTERN COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG DEPENDENCE, INC. (SCADD) - LEBANON PINES. The Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SCADD) is a nonprofit agency founded in 1966 that now serves 3,500 people annually. The 110-bed SCADD Lebanon Pines facility, set on 46 acres of serene woodlands in southeastern Connecticut, offers long-term residential treatment for adult men struggling with substance abuse as well as co-occurring mental health disorders. Detox services are available at the organizations New London facility. Aftercare services are also offered in that the facility can provide referrals for outpatient and sober living facilities and programs. TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT. The treatment process begins with a phone screening to determine if the client fits the requirements of the facility. An individualized treatment plan is created for each client that tailors their length of stay and type of services to their needs. Clients are admitted for a minimum 90-day stay, with ...
This technical assistance brief is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), prepared as part of a project jointly funded under an interagency agreement (IAA) between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The NCJFCJ acknowledges this material is made possible through supplemental funding under the IAA to Grant 2012-MUMU-K001 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, or U.S. Department of Health and ...
NIAAA-funded scientists report that early life dietary choline supplements improve some of the cognitive and behavioral symptoms associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) four years after treatment ended. The results of this study suggest that choline treatment during an important time window during early childhood can alter brain development in a way that produces … Read more. ...
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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 17.6 million Americans - one in 12 adults - abuses alcohol or is alcohol dependent. Currently about 80 percent of alcoholics relapse within one year of becoming abstinent.. The current study, which included investigators from across the country, has identified several compounds in kudzu extract - namely, the isoflavones puerarin, daidzin, and daidzein-that decrease the intake of alcohol is animals. More specificially, daidzin is the most potent of the isoflavones, and its ability to inhibit alcohol consumption is attributed to the fact that it is a selective inhibitor of ALDH-2.. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH-2) breaks down alcohol into acetaldehyde. When kudzu is consumed, the daidzin inhibits ALDH-2 and allows acetaldehyde to accumulate. An excess of acetaldehyde causes flushing and an ill feeling, which makes people much less likely to want to drink alcohol.. The investigators then synthesized a drug based on daidzin and ...
The hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) regulates appetite and food intake. GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) activation also attenuates the reinforcing properties of alcohol in rodents. The present translational study is based on four human genetic association studies and one preclinical study providing data that support the hypothesis that GLP-1R may have a role in the pathophysiology of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Case-control analysis (N=908) was performed on a sample of individuals enrolled in the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) intramural research program. The Study of Addiction: Genetics and Environment (SAGE) sample (N=3803) was used for confirmation purposes. Post hoc analyses were carried out on data from a human laboratory study of intravenous alcohol self-administration (IV-ASA;N=81) in social drinkers and from a functional magnetic resonance imaging study in alcohol-dependent individuals (N=22) subjected to a Monetary Incentive Delay task. In the preclinical study, a
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has published a report on alcohol and its effect on sleep (Alcohol Alert No. 41). The report discusses the effects of alcohol consumption on sleep patterns, the potential health consequences of alcohol consumption combined with disturbed sleep, and the risk for relapse in patients with alcoholism who fail to recover normal sleep patterns.. According to the report, alcohol consumption affects the function of brain chemicals that influence sleep. Sleep disorders may be induced by alcohol consumption due to disruption of the sequence and duration of sleep states and by changing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and the total sleep time. The adverse effects of sleep deprivation are increased following alcohol consumption. Reduced alertness may impair driving performance and cause problems in certain work situations.. Older persons are particularly at risk, because alcohol levels in the blood and brain are higher in older persons ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Value of determining carbohydrate-deficient transferrin isoforms in the diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease. AU - Stadheim, Linda M.. AU - OBrien, John F.. AU - Lindor, Keith D.. AU - Gores, Gregory J.. AU - McGill, Douglas B.. PY - 2003/6/1. Y1 - 2003/6/1. N2 - Objective: To determine whether isoform separation of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is of value in the diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and is specific to ALD when compared with other liver diseases. Patients and Methods: During 1995 and 1996, 47 patients with ALD were evaluated with CDT at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The diagnosis of ALD was based on biochemical and histological analyses and on a history of drinking that exceeded 5 years with an average alcohol intake of more than 60 g/d. Disease controls included nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (n=26) and other liver disease (n=22). Normal controls (n=21) were healthy individuals without liver disease. Transferrin isoforms were ...
Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). NIAAA Vision - To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all by 1.) Increasing the understanding of normal and abnormal biological functions and behavior relating to alcohol use; 2.) Improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol use disorders; 3.) Enhancing quality health care National Institute on Drug ...
Alcohol use disorder is a diagnosis made when an individual has severe problems related to drinking alcohol. Alcohol use disorder can cause major health, social, and economic problems, and can endanger affected individuals and others through behaviors prompted by impaired decision-making and lowered inhibitions, such as aggression, unprotected sex, or driving while intoxicated.. Alcohol use disorder is a broad diagnosis that encompasses several commonly used terms describing problems with drinking. It includes alcoholism, also called alcohol addiction, which is a long-lasting (chronic) condition characterized by a powerful, compulsive urge to drink alcohol and the inability to stop drinking after starting. In addition to alcoholism, alcohol use disorder includes alcohol abuse, which involves problem drinking without addiction.. Habitual excessive use of alcohol changes the chemistry of the brain and leads to tolerance, which means that over time the amount of alcohol ingested needs to be ...
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Dr. Justin T. Gass received his bachelors degree in psychology from East Tennessee State University. His graduate work was in the field of neuroscience, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Alcohol Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, where his research in the field of drug addiction is supported by a grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the U.S. Department of Defense.. Christine Adamec is a freelance writer and author who has written and coauthored books for Facts On File about substance abuse and addiction, including The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse, and The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors. She has also authored books for Chelsea House Publishers about opium, amphetamines, barbiturates, and phencyclidine (PCP).. ...
BACKGROUND Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) among tuberculosis (TB) patients are associated with nonadherence and poor treatment outcomes. Studies from Tuberculosis Research Centre (TRC), Chennai have reported that alcoholism has been one of the major reasons for default and mortality in under the DOTS programme in South India. Hence, it is planned to conduct a study to estimate prevalence of alcohol use and AUDs among TB patients attending the corporation health centres in Chennai, India. METHODOLOGY This is a cross-sectional cohort study covering 10 corporation zones at Chennai and it included situational assessment followed by screening of TB patients by a WHO developed Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test AUDIT scale. Four zones were randomly selected and all TB patients treated during July to September 2009 were screened with AUDIT scale for alcohol consumption. RESULTS Out of 490 patients, 66% were males, 66% were 35 years and above, 57% were married, 58% were from the low monthly income
Our research program focuses on behavioral and neurobiological effects from fetal alcohol exposure alone or in combination with prenatal stress. We study rhesus monkeys, examining growth and development, learning and memory, and stress reactivity across the life span. We also use state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques to elucidate possible abnormalities in neural processing. We assess dopamine system function, using positron emission tomography, to determine whether altered DA function might underlie some of the motor, learning, and neuroendocrine outcomes associated with these prenatal treatments. We have recently expanded our nonhuman primate model to examine the neurochemical and developmental basis for sensory regulation disorders and risk factors for excessive alcohol consumption in adulthood. Our work is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (Retrieved on September 16, 215 from https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/pi-Schneider-Mary.htm ...
Two years ago, the National Institutes of Healths Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) issued a report recommending that NIH move to establish a new institute focused on substance use, abuse, and addiction-related research to optimize NIH research in these areas. Another option strongly considered by the SMRB was the functional integration of existing research resources, rather than creation of a new institute.. After rigorous review and extensive consultation with stakeholders, I have concluded that it is more appropriate for NIH to pursue functional integration, rather than major structural reorganization, to advance substance use, abuse, and addiction-related research. To that end, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will retain their institutional identities, while strengthening their ongoing efforts to work more closely with each other and with related research programs at other institutes and centers.. NIH has ...
Researchers examined the effects of placebo beverages in group settings for possible disruptive effects caused by other participants. They found that participants in group settings reported consuming an alcoholic beverage and feeling intoxicated, just like when consuming a placebo beverage alone. Their result adds to the methodological toolkit for researchers when isolating the effects of alcohol in social contexts. This study, Using Placebo Beverages in Group Alcohol Studies, was published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. It was supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ...
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Alcohol abuse is an important public health problem, frequently unrecognized among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and requires investigation and intervention. It is usually associated with lower adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). It can also produce adverse clinical outcomes, such as changes in certain HIV markers, particularly CD4 cell counts and HIV viral loads (VLs). Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of alcohol abuse among PLWHA, its associated risk factors and effects on CD4 cell counts and HIV VLs in southern Brazil. Between December 2012 and July 2013, 343 patients were interviewed at a reference hospital in southern Brazil. The instrument used was the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), and a cutoff of eight points or more was applied. Socioeconomic, demographic, clinical and laboratory data were also collected. The statistical analysis included a Poisson regression to evaluate the factors associated with alcohol use disorder, and a
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis. The latest surveillance report published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism showed that liver cirrhosis was the 12th leading cause of death in the United S …
Health Risks Associated with Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol. The effects of alcohol and other drugs can be devastating, and include death, assault, sexual abuse, injury, academic problems, suicide attempts, and other health problems. Read more from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol carry significant social, physical, and emotional health risks. Users may suffer damage to key body organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. Drugs can kill the user, and the use of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy may cause birth defects or death of unborn babies. Drug users may experience difficulties with concentration and memory that impair learning. They can exhibit mood swings, impaired judgment, isolation, and depression, all of which can contribute to impaired driving, injuries, accidents, domestic or random violence, and sexual assault. Drugs can be instrumental in ...
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Supported in part by National Institutes of Health grants K08 DK081830 (to B. S.) and RO1 DK072237 (to D. A. B.). This study was also supported by the Pilot Project Program of the Southern California Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases and Cirrhosis (P50AA11999) funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (to B. S.). ...
OBJECTIVE: To examine lifetime drinking patterns in men and women with alcohol-induced pancreatitis (AIP) in comparison with patients with alcoholic use disorder (AUD) without pancreatic disease. METHODS: Alcohol consumption patterns were assessed using a validated questionnaire, the Lifetime Drinking History (LDH), during an outpatient visit. Patients diagnosed with AIP were matched for gender and age (+/- 5 years) with patients with AUD in addiction treatment. RESULTS: A total of 45 patients with AIP (35 males, 10 females) and 45 AUD patients were included. Alcohol consumption patterns were not significantly different between males and females with AIP and those with history of acute AIP and chronic pancreatitis (CP). Alcohol consumption patterns of AIP and AUD patients were similar in terms of onset age and duration of alcohol consumption, lifetime alcohol intake and drinks per drinking day. A higher proportion of binge drinking was found among patients with AUD than those with AIP (median ...
Alcoholism is a long standing health issue, and there has been ongoing research to seek out drugs that could effectively help to treat alcoholism, acute and long-term. According to an article by Johnson, Swift, Addolorato, Ciraulo, and Myrick (2005), a challenge has been to identify medications that not only reduce the rewarding effects of alcohol, but the dependence, post cessation craving, and the withdrawal craving. Lorazepam and gabapentin have been used for the detoxification of alcohol dependent patients. Lorazepam is a type of benzodiazepine, an antianxiety medication. Gabapentin is a type of anticonvulsant drug originally used to prevent seizures. Benzodiazepines represent the standard of care for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal (Myrick, Malcolm, Randall, Boyle, Anton, Becker, & Randall, 2009). In recent studies, gabapentin has shown to be effective and safe (Johnson et. al, 2005). The question remains: which drug is more effective in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal? In an ...
BACKGROUND: Food insecurity and alcohol consumption are prevalent and have health consequences among people living with HIV infection or AIDS (PLWHA). Food insecurity could be associated with unhealthy alcohol use via hunger or other mechanisms. However, it is not well-known whether the two (food insecurity and unhealthy alcohol use) are associated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine an association between food insecurity and unhealthy alcohol use in people with HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder. It was hypothesized that food insecurity, compared to food security, would be associated with unhealthy alcohol use in this population. METHODS: This study is a cross sectional analysis of data collected from adults with HIV infection and current alcohol or other drug dependence or ever injection drug use, who were participants in a cohort study known as the Boston Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (ARCH) study. Food insecurity, the independent variable, was assessed ...
It was recently announced by the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that a new institute will be created that will study substance use, abuse, and addiction research and related public health initiatives. This institute will replace the existing National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and other institutes dealing with addiction. As the NIH director states, creating the new, unified institute makes scientific sense and would enhance NIHs efforts to address the substance abuse and addiction problems that take such a terrible toll on our society. In other words, the brain processes involved with addiction are universal across substances, so we shouldnt be studying them in a piecemeal fashion based on their legal status. Makes sense right? Perhaps its time our lawmakers follow suit and pass laws which treat addiction as the public health issue it is, instead of the current criminal/non-criminal system we now employ ...
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, July 2020. Summer is typically a wonderful season for outdoor activities and spending additional time with family and friends. For some people, these activities include drinking alcoholic beverages. In light of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the negative consequences associated with drinking, it is particularly important this summer to take measures to protect your own health and that of your loved ones.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Acute left prefrontal transcranial magnetic stimulation in depressed patients is associated with immediately increased activity in prefrontal cortical as well as subcortical regions. AU - Li, Xingbao. AU - Nahas, Ziad. AU - Kozel, F. Andrew. AU - Anderson, Berry. AU - Bohning, Daryl E.. AU - George, Mark S.. N1 - Funding Information: This work was supported in part by grants from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (Independent Investigator Award to MSG), the Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. R01 RR 14080-02 (DEB), the Stanley Foundation (MSG), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Grant No. 2 P50 AA10761-03 (MSG), National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. R01 RR14080-01 (MSG), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Grant No. R01 NS40956-1 (MSG), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Grant No. DARPA-10536 (MSG). The Brain Stimulation ...
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Binge drinking is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States and those who binge drink tend to do so frequently and with high intensity. According to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol use is responsible for 88,000 deaths in the United States each year, including 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years.^1^ Estimates also suggest that over 700 Utahns die from alcohol-attributable causes each year and Utah is ranked seventh in the nation for alcohol poisoning deaths.^2^ Excessive alcohol use is also associated with many health and social harms, including liver cirrhosis, certain cancers, unintentional injuries, violence and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Excessive drinking cost the United States $249 billion in 2010.^3^ In 2014, the cost of excessive alcohol use in Utah was estimated to be $1.2 billion.^4^[[br]][[br]] ---- #Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014, Contribution of ...
To determine the severity of dependence on alcohol in patients with alcoholic liver disease the severity of alcohol dependence questionnaire was administered to 193 patients with various types of alcoholic liver disease established histologically, in whom a detailed history of lifetime alcohol consumption was also obtained. Only 34 patients (18%) were classified as being severely dependent compared with 56% of patients without overt liver disease who were attending a neighbouring alcohol treatment unit. There was a significant correlation between the severity of dependence and mean daily alcohol consumption (r = 0.45 and 0.39 for men and women, respectively) but not duration of drinking. Dependence scores tended to be lower in patients with cirrhosis than in those with precirrhotic liver disease, but this difference reached significance only in women. These findings confirm that patients who develop chronic alcoholic liver disease are usually only mildly dependent on alcohol and support the ...
Alcohol consumption is causally linked to several cancers but the evidence for stomach cancer is inconclusive. In our study, the association between long-term alcohol intake and risk of stomach cancer and its subtypes was evaluated. We performed a pooled analysis of data collected at baseline from 491 714 participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition and the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated for incident stomach cancer in relation to lifetime alcohol intake and group-based life course intake trajectories, adjusted for potential confounders including Helicobacter pylori infection. In all, 1225 incident stomach cancers (78% noncardia) were diagnosed over 7 094 637 person-years; 984 in 382 957 study participants with lifetime alcohol intake data (5 455 507 person-years). Although lifetime alcohol intake was not associated with overall stomach cancer risk, we observed a weak positive ...
Some sources confirm that 25-30% patients visiting the ER meet the criteria for at risk drinking. The CAGE questionnaire is designed to assess for LIFETIME ETOH dependence and is no longer recommended as a screening tool because it is geared towards the DSM-IV diagnoses of substance abuse and dependence; plus it is not as sensitive for detecting the full spectrum of unhealthy use. However, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)-C is best used for primary care settings.. AUD consist of alcohol dependence, alcohol abuse, or harmful use. These disorders are common in all developed countries and are more prevalent in men than in women, with lower but still substantial rates in developing countries.. However, most people with AUD are difficult to identify because they are likely to have jobs and families and to present with general complaints, such as malaise, insomnia, anxiety, sadness, or a range of medical problems.. In response to the high prevalence of this disease, the American ...
Ibdahs research team used rats bred for high activity, or runner rats, to test if increased metabolism protected the liver against fatty deposits and inflammation. One group of rats was exposed to chronic alcohol use for six weeks and compared to a second group that was not exposed to alcohol during the same time period.. As expected, we found that fatty deposits were greater in the livers of the chronic alcohol group, said Ibdah, who also serves as director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the MU School of Medicine. However, chronic alcohol ingestion did not cause significant inflammation in the liver. Higher physical activity levels seemed to protect against the metabolic dysfunction that eventually leads to irreversible liver damage.. Ibdahs team also found that chronic alcohol ingestion caused no discernable increase in free fatty acids, triglycerides, insulin or glucose in the blood of the group exposed to alcohol as compared to the control group.. This is ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of chronic alcohol consumption on neuronal function in the non-human primate BNST. AU - Pleil, Kristen E.. AU - Helms, Christa M.. AU - Sobus, Jon R.. AU - Daunais, James B.. AU - Grant, Kathleen A.. AU - Kash, Thomas L.. PY - 2016/11/1. Y1 - 2016/11/1. N2 - Alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function contribute to many of the adverse behavioral effects of chronic voluntary alcohol drinking, including alcohol dependence and mood disorders; limbic brain structures such as the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) may be key sites for these effects. Here, we measured circulating levels of several steroid hormones and performed whole-cell electrophysiological recordings from acutely prepared BNST slices of male rhesus monkeys allowed to self-administer alcohol for 12 months or a control solution. Initial comparisons revealed that BNST neurons in alcohol-drinking monkeys had decreased membrane resistance, increased frequency of spontaneous inhibitory ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Self-reported alcohol intake and risk of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. T2 - A prospective cohort study. AU - Wetherbee, Erin E.. AU - Niewoehner, Dennis E.. AU - Sisson, Joseph H.. AU - Lindberg, Sarah M.. AU - Connett, John E.. AU - Kunisaki, Ken M.. PY - 2015/7/20. Y1 - 2015/7/20. N2 - Objective: To evaluate the relationship between alcohol consumption and the risk of acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). Methods and measurements: We conducted a secondary analysis of data previously collected in a large, multicenter trial of daily azithromycin in COPD. To analyze the relationship between amount of baseline self-reported alcohol consumption in the past 12 months and subsequent AECOPD, we categorized the subjects as minimal (,1 drink/month), light-to-moderate (1-60 drinks/month), or heavy alcohol users (,60 drinks/month). The primary outcome was time to first AECOPD and the secondary outcome was AECOPD rate during the 1-year study period. Results: ...
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An accurate alcohol history cannot be obtained by merely asking how many units an individual drinks, but should be systematically approached. This may be particularly pertinent within primary care, given that patients and staff often develop close and trusting relationships with whole families. Failure to adopt a systematic screening approach is unfortunate, as specific alcohol screening tools are available. In particular, the questionnaire, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), can reliably detect hazardous drinking in the primary care setting.(2) Perhaps more importantly, AUDIT has been shown to be patient-friendly and inoffensive when used to obtain a patients medical history (see Figure 1).(3). [[nip36_52_fig1 ...
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  • An alcoholism rehabilitation centre is the best place to go to get clear of an addiction, but what do they do to help an addict to achieve their goal of being free of narcotics? (google.com)
  • Many people with alcoholism, in its advanced stages need to enter into recovery as the only way to move away from the destructive effects of alcohol addiction. (google.com)
  • May 26, 2004 -- A new study links a gene to alcohol addiction -- backing up a long-recognized pattern showing that alcoholism runs in families. (webmd.com)
  • These results indicate that the CREB or alcoholism gene is "crucial" to the anxiety relief that triggers alcohol addiction, Pandey writes. (webmd.com)
  • Alcoholism in college presages a life of addiction, poverty and squalor, pulling deeply from half-empty bottles of fortified wine found in a dumpster behind a Sizzler, trying to cry but you can't because of chronic dehydration, swallowing cigarette butts along with the detritus of your once-lustrous hopes and dreams. (collegehumor.com)
  • CHICAGO (Reuters) - People with a family history of alcoholism may be turning to high-calorie treats instead of booze to satisfy their addiction, U.S. researchers say, a change that could be fueling the obesity epidemic. (reuters.com)
  • Grucza said the study suggests alcoholism and obesity are cross-heritable, much like alcoholism and drug addiction are. (reuters.com)
  • Alcoholism refers to addiction to alcoholic beverages . (conservapedia.com)
  • Alcoholism is recognized as a disease by both the American Medical Association and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which is responsible for 90 percent of the nation s research on alcohol addiction, spokeswoman Ann Bradley said. (freerepublic.com)
  • A number of alcoholism addiction treatment programs across the country can offer you the assistance, help and support you need to help g. (streetdirectory.com)
  • Alcoholism is today, the most common form of addiction one of the most common forms of addiction. (streetdirectory.com)
  • Since alcohol addiction is a matter of great concern, many alcoholism addiction treatment methods have been made available in the United States. (streetdirectory.com)
  • A broader approach is taken in Northern Europe where unions and management are joined by government representatives in a combined effort to solve a wide range of problems in employment, including alcoholism, drug addiction, and other disabilities. (csmonitor.com)
  • The findings are published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and may lead more doctors to prescribe the drug for alcoholism, despite the fact that it is not currently licensed for the treatment of alcohol addiction in the UK. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • In response to the article, which goes on to suggest that anti-alcoholism medications will bring addiction recovery into a doctor's office setting, the head of the Substance Abuse Help Group noted, "A medication to fight alcoholism will work on the brain, and it will help people change their immediate behavior, but many will need long-term counseling or behavior therapy to fully rebuild their lives. (prweb.com)
  • Alcoholism is a result of a dependence on or an addiction to alcohol . (healthyplace.com)
  • biological (genetic) susceptibility: certain genetic factors may cause a person to be vulnerable to alcoholism or other addiction. (healthyplace.com)
  • Alcoholism tends to run in families, suggesting that addiction, at least in part, has an underlying genetic cause. (innovations-report.com)
  • Alcoholism is the traditional term used by both lay people and behavioral health care professionals to describe a variety of problems or disorders related to consumption of or addiction to alcohol . (behavenet.com)
  • Not only are alcoholism withdrawal symptoms distressing and difficult to deal with, but they can even become fatal depending on how severe the initial addiction is. (drugstrategies.org)
  • By entering into an alcoholism recovery program, you can make sure that you have the physical and mental support that you need in order to overcome your addiction in the right way. (drugstrategies.org)
  • Alcoholism recovery treatment centers are designed to offer medical treatment and psychological counseling and therapy in order to address the physical and emotional sides of alcoholism addiction, so take full advantage of the services that they offer and overcome your alcoholism addiction once and for all. (drugstrategies.org)
  • The person with the alcoholism addiction is commonly refereed to as an alcoholic by the medical community and by society. (drugstrategies.org)
  • The body begins to crave and need the substance - hence the term alcoholism addiction. (drugstrategies.org)
  • There is no definite predictor of the development of alcoholism addiction. (drugstrategies.org)
  • The term alcoholism addiction means many different things to different people. (drugstrategies.org)
  • Remission refers to the situation where an alcoholic no longer exhibits the signs and symptoms of alcoholism addiction. (drugstrategies.org)
  • Several physical health factors are adversely affected by alcoholism addiction. (drugstrategies.org)
  • People with alcoholism addiction also suffer from an increased risk of death as compared to the general population. (drugstrategies.org)
  • As control over alcoholism addiction progresses, so too will the corresponding emotional disorders. (drugstrategies.org)
  • Researchers at Gilead Sciences Inc. said on Sunday that an extract of the kudzu vine being developed to treat alcoholism may also help treat cocaine addiction. (redorbit.com)
  • Alcoholism is a physical addiction to alcohol in which people continue to drink even though the drinking causes physical, mental and social problems, including problems with job responsibilities and relationships, according to the National Institutes of Health . (livescience.com)
  • One of the major problems with alcoholism and drug addiction is that people slowly become dependent upon these substances and it becomes pretty tough to get rid of those. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Alcoholism and drug addiction is a substance abuse problem that is repeated and excessive. (selfgrowth.com)
  • But none of the company's employees, not even "Dr. Doug," hold any doctorates or licenses to treat alcoholism, the state and FTC say. (courthousenews.com)
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two drugs commonly used to treat alcoholism may be appropriate for people in different stages of recovery, a new analysis confirms - likely because they work differently in the brain. (reuters.com)
  • Scientists have found that the epilepsy drug topiramate may help to treat alcoholism by boosting overall health as well as cutting cravings. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • About one-third have a multigenerational family history of alcoholism, about one-quarter had major depressive illness sometime in their lives, and nearly 50 percent were smokers. (nih.gov)
  • April 24, 2006 -- Researchers have identified several traits that may increase the risk of alcoholism for people who have a family history of alcoholism. (webmd.com)
  • Half of the participants had a family history of alcoholism. (webmd.com)
  • Memory scores were lower in less-inhibited people with a family history of alcoholism. (webmd.com)
  • Risky behavior on the gambling test was more common among men with a family history of alcoholism, compared with those not from alcoholic families. (webmd.com)
  • The study doesn't paint a picture of all people with a family history of alcoholism. (webmd.com)
  • Past studies have shown that people with a family history of alcoholism, especially men, are more likely to develop alcoholism than the general public, note Lovallo and colleagues. (webmd.com)
  • A total of 87 participants had a family history of alcoholism in which either or both parents had alcohol problems. (webmd.com)
  • For instance, poorer memory scores were only seen when family history of alcoholism was combined with lower behavioral control as measured by personality tests. (webmd.com)
  • Also, the tendency toward risky plays in the gambling test was only seen in men, not women, with a family history of alcoholism. (webmd.com)
  • The team found that in 2001 and 2002, women with a family history of alcoholism were 49 percent more likely to be obese than those without a family history of alcoholism. (reuters.com)
  • Two areas of the brain responded differently in teens with a family history of alcoholism during risky decision-making, the study shows. (livescience.com)
  • While preceding studies have shown that adolescents with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) are at a risk for developing alcohol-abuse disorders and that drinking increases risky decision-making , the new study is the first to look at risk-taking behaviors among FHP teens who have never drunk alcohol themselves. (livescience.com)
  • The researchers defined family history of alcoholism as those teens with at least one biological parent with a history of alcohol abuse and/or alcohol dependence, or those with two or more second-degree relatives meeting this condition on either the maternal or paternal side of the family. (livescience.com)
  • Thirteen of the subjects had no family history of alcoholism , also known as a negative family history of alcoholism (FHN), while 18 had a family history of alcoholism. (livescience.com)
  • The researchers did not find significant differences in task performance among teens, regardless of their family history of alcoholism , but the fMRI scans showed that two areas of FHP teens' brains responded differently during the tasks. (livescience.com)
  • According to the theory, genes play a strong role in the development of alcoholism. (wikipedia.org)
  • While consuming alcohol is, by definition, necessary to develop alcoholism, the use of alcohol by itself does not predict the development of alcoholism. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Available at http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/global_alcohol_report/gsr_2018/en/ . (medscape.com)
  • President Donald Trump has donated his salary from the third-quarter of 2018 to the federal agency that researches alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. (usatoday.com)
  • The side effects of alcoholism in death and damages run into billions annually. (latimes.com)
  • Sleep architecture and electroencephalogram (EEG) spectral power measures were evaluated for the effects of alcoholism diagnosis and sex using age as a covariate. (eurekalert.org)
  • The Here's To Never Growing Up hitmaker - who is married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger - voiced her support for Deryck Whibley on Twitter after he opened up about his battle with alcoholism from his hospital bed. (news24.com)
  • Having the ability to decipher the brain characteristics of people who we think are at risk for alcoholism allows us to begin to talk about the process, about brain mechanisms, and how an inherited risk may be expressed through a person's behavior," Lovallo says in a news release. (webmd.com)
  • The researchers suggest a weaker activation of these decision-making areas of the brain may pose an increased vulnerability toward risky decisions involving future alcohol use among FHP individuals who are already at risk for alcoholism. (livescience.com)
  • Environmental factors and genetics are two factors affecting risk for alcoholism, with about half the risk attributed to each. (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of methods to solve alcoholism are available for alcoholism, including faith in God, detoxification, psychotherapy , self-help groups, and medications. (conservapedia.com)
  • Alcoholism recovery should begin with alcoholism detoxification, which is defined as a method of eliminating alcohol from the body. (drugstrategies.org)
  • There are a lot of symptoms that are associated with alcoholism detoxification in order to go through the alcoholism recovery process. (drugstrategies.org)
  • New York is especially conducive to functional alcoholism, Hershenson says. (nypost.com)
  • See all of functional alcoholism , no other writeups in this node. (everything2.com)
  • Functional alcoholism is a condition in which the alcoholic can steadily consume alcoholic beverages over the course of a day and remain sober enough to do most daily tasks. (everything2.com)
  • After visiting a friend in Denver for her birthday some years ago, I began to understand what functional alcoholism is, and how frightening it can be. (everything2.com)
  • Thapa S, Selya AS, Jonk Y. Time-Varying Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Depression. (cdc.gov)
  • Findings from this study show that the risk of parental alcoholism on depression is significant and stable among individuals of a wide age range, with the exception of a decline in persistent depressive risk among older adults. (cdc.gov)
  • Because alcohol and bingeing on junk foods stimulate the same parts of the brain, it may be that people with a predisposition to alcoholism are replacing alcohol with junk foods, says the team from Washington University in St. Louis. (reuters.com)
  • In fact: It is predisposition to alcoholism, but not alcoholism per se that can be hereditary. (pravda.ru)
  • Although this research has produced no conclusive evidence, there does appear to be a genetic predisposition to alcoholism. (healthyplace.com)
  • According to the National Council on Alcoholism, a child of an alcoholic runs four times the risk of becoming an alcoholic than does a child of non-alcoholic parents. (healthyplace.com)
  • As defined by ASAM and the National Council on Alcoholism (Morse, Flavin et al. (behavenet.com)
  • Gastrointestinal problems: The first system that gets adversely affected by alcoholism is the gastrointestinal system or commonly called as digestive system. (selfgrowth.com)
  • In this book, Yari Garcia shares her own story of alcoholism, sobriety, relapse, and the way to finally break out of the relapse cycle to live a sober life. (smashwords.com)
  • Clinicians have long recognized diverse manifestations of alcoholism," adds NIAAA Director Ting-Kai Li, M.D, "and researchers have tried to understand why some alcoholics improve with specific medications and psychotherapies while others do not. (nih.gov)
  • Researchers say people with alcoholism can have trouble recognizing emotions expressed by others as well as by themselves. (healthline.com)
  • In the elderly, medical researchers say, these can be signs of hidden alcoholism, a problem whose dimensions in the lives of men and women over 65 is little understood. (nytimes.com)
  • Researchers say traditional approaches to treating alcoholism, which stress incentives of abstinence as a way of getting back jobs or the affections of loved ones, are unlikely to work with the elderly. (nytimes.com)
  • Researchers in the alcoholism study said that larger, long-term studies will need to be done to determine if the treatment is actually effective at preventing relapses. (upi.com)
  • In the first study, researchers found that 16 percent of liver transplant patients with a history of alcoholism started drinking again if they received substance-abuse treatment before and after the transplant. (medicinenet.com)
  • The disease model also gives the false impression that alcoholism is solely a biological disorder, Young said, leading some researchers tend to adopt a narrow view, focusing on particular chemicals or brain cells that might be involved. (livescience.com)
  • 2001-2002 Survey Finds That Many Recover From Alcoholism - Researchers Identify Factors Associated with Abstinent and Non-Abstinent Recovery. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Since the consumption of alcohol is necessary to develop alcoholism, the availability of and attitudes towards alcohol in an individual's environment affect their likelihood of developing the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The quantity, frequency, and regularity of alcohol consumption required to develop alcoholism varies greatly from person to person. (labtestsonline.org)
  • The fact that men are twice as likely as women to develop alcoholism is common knowledge. (psychcentral.com)
  • You can also try doing a general search for the terms 'sobriety' 'alcoholism' . (smashwords.com)
  • Thus, a substantial proportion of people with alcoholism were not represented in the samples previously used to define subtypes of this disease. (nih.gov)
  • The use of such displays is not a glorification of alcoholism but rather a means of bringing about the public realization that alcoholism can affect even people who have reached an enviable position in society. (latimes.com)
  • As they acknowledge, there is a consensus among "experts" (a word they use disdainfully) that there is a genetic predisposition toward alcoholism in some people. (latimes.com)
  • The biggest problem FUN ctional alcoholism faces today is that people misunderstand it. (collegehumor.com)
  • People with alcoholism, the new study finds, are less able to convey those messages through their tone of voice, potentially leading to confusion and harm in relationships. (healthline.com)
  • In the study, participants in Britain listened to recordings of sentences spoken by people recovering from alcoholism and by those in a control group. (healthline.com)
  • The voices of people with alcoholism were also found to be less varied and quieter in pitch. (healthline.com)
  • The new study only included 15 people recovering from alcoholism. (healthline.com)
  • And it remains largely unclear how people with alcoholism might overcome these communication barriers. (healthline.com)
  • Speech therapists didn't have any thoughts on how loved ones can cope with these communication problems in people recovering from alcoholism. (healthline.com)
  • People recovering from alcoholism could also be mindful of expressing emotions through tone of voice if they're aware they aren't being as expressive as they might've thought. (healthline.com)
  • People with alcoholism have difficulty controlling their drinking, and thus tend to continue to drink despite problems that it causes. (conservapedia.com)
  • I do hope you investigate some groups for people who are affected by alcoholism and go to them whether your daughter attends meetings or not. (medhelp.org)
  • I think that some people are more prone to alcoholism than others, but that the decision to imbibe is a personal choice. (freerepublic.com)
  • Alcoholism was formerly not an issue, and the people drank in moderation with meals. (dailystrength.org)
  • People literally explode from alcoholism, either their liver, stomach or some other vital organs fail or bloat. (smashwords.com)
  • A medication to fight alcoholism will work on the brain, and it will help people change their immediate behavior, but many will need long-term counseling or behavior therapy to fully rebuild their lives. (prweb.com)
  • By adhering so strictly to the disease model…I think that we miss the opportunity to frame alcoholism in ways that could help some people," said Lance Brendan Young, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Department of Veterans Affairs' Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation in Iowa City, Iowa. (livescience.com)
  • In the United States, approximately 2 million people get help each year for alcoholism. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The World Health Organization has estimated that as of 2016, there were 380 million people with alcoholism worldwide (5.1% of the population over 15 years of age). (wikipedia.org)
  • More than half of the alcoholics in the United States have no multigenerational family history of the disease, suggesting that their form of alcoholism was unlikely to have genetic causes. (nih.gov)
  • [6] Twin studies suggest that males are more likely to have a genetic predisposition for alcoholism. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adoption studies also suggest a strong genetic tendency towards alcoholism. (wikipedia.org)
  • The convergent evidence from these studies present a strong case for the genetic basis of alcoholism. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cause of alcoholism is very complicated and most often involves a mixture of physical, psychological, and possibly genetic factors. (dictionary.com)
  • Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. (labtestsonline.org)
  • It is not certain whether alcoholism is a genetic oriented or not, though there is some evidence for it. (streetdirectory.com)
  • Genetic and Environmental FactorsAccording to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a person's risk of developing alcoholism is 60% determined by his or her genetics and 40% caused by his or her environment. (streetdirectory.com)
  • No one is sure what causes alcoholism although social, psychological and genetic factors can play a role in the cause of alcoholism. (healthyplace.com)
  • The symposium was sponsored by the Addictions Research Foundation, Toronto, Canada, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, U. S. A. , and Rensselaer, Troy, NY, U. S. A. Du Pont Pharmaceuticals provided some financial assistance. (springer.com)
  • As is the case with other addictions, alcoholism is considered a disease by many in the medical community, including the American Medical Association. (livescience.com)
  • Learn about topics such as How to Deal with Elderly Alcoholic Parents As an Adult , How to Avoid Alcoholism , How to Get Sober , and more with our helpful step-by-step instructions with photos and videos. (wikihow.com)
  • For a copy of the study, "Impact of Alcoholism on Sleep Architecture and EEG Power Spectra in Men and Women," or to arrange an interview with the study's author, please contact Kelly Wagner, AASM public relations coordinator, at (708) 492-0930, ext. 9331, or [email protected] . (eurekalert.org)
  • Viewing the major impact of alcoholism to a person's overall personality it is important to take adequate measures so that they don't get into this trap. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Recovery from Alcoholism - find out about the 12 Step recovery Program. (google.com)
  • needed towards recovery from alcoholism. (lulu.com)
  • Recovery from alcoholism is full of falls and triumphs. (smashwords.com)
  • FILE - In this 2013 file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (nationalpost.com)
  • Recognized substance abuse patients tend to have an antisocial personality disorder (type 2 alcoholism, characterized by an association with criminal behavior [sociopathy], onset in teen years, and drinking to get high), while those whose diagnosis is missed tend to have depression or anxiety. (medscape.com)
  • Alcoholism is an addictive disease, which results in the continued ingestion of alcoholic beverages of any type despite the negative consequences of the behavior. (drugstrategies.org)
  • There are many different types of treatment centers in Arizona for alcoholism, the one that will be. (drugstrategies.org)
  • This study suggests that certain brain mechanisms are more genetically prone to alcoholism. (wikipedia.org)
  • More than half come from families with alcoholism, and about half have a psychiatric diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder. (nih.gov)
  • [3] Bible believing Christians commonly assert that the root cause of alcoholism is often spiritual/character issues and through the power of God these can be addressed. (conservapedia.com)
  • Four clinical interview questions, the CAGE questions, have proved useful in helping to make a diagnosis of alcoholism. (nih.gov)
  • Psychiatric disorders go hand in hand with the diagnosis of alcoholism. (drugstrategies.org)
  • Depression, anxiety, and antisocial personality all are more common in persons with alcoholism than in the general population (20.5% vs 7.2%, 23.5% vs 11.1%, and 18.3% vs 3.6%, respectively). (medscape.com)
  • As many as 30% of persons with alcoholism stop drinking. (medscape.com)
  • Lovallo's team searched for traits that might make a difference in alcoholism risk. (webmd.com)
  • This identification of an in vivo neurochemical mechanism that could help explain the sex difference in alcoholism is an exciting step forward in alcoholism research. (psychcentral.com)
  • These symptoms can be uncomfortable and potentially hazardous, but that is why alcoholism recovery centers exist in the first place. (drugstrategies.org)
  • As noted above, alcohol withdrawal is a primary feature of alcoholism. (conservapedia.com)
  • When the body can receive some much needed relief from the physical withdrawal symptoms, this is when some true alcoholism recovery can begin to happen. (drugstrategies.org)
  • Gout, cancer (in a number of places), cirrhosis, heart diseases, cardiovascular disease and cardiomyopathy are health conditions that can negatively affect a person's life, and they can all be caused by alcoholism. (google.com)
  • Alcoholism reduces a person's life expectancy by approximately ten years. (wikipedia.org)
  • But not everyone with alcoholic relatives develops alcoholism. (webmd.com)
  • The reason why one person develops alcoholism and another doesn't has been the subject of much study. (healthyplace.com)
  • Westchester, Ill. - A study in the Oct.1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that long-term alcoholism affects sleep even after long periods of abstinence, and the pattern of this effect is similar in both men and women. (eurekalert.org)
  • According to the head of the Substance Abuse Help Group, which runs several websites dedicated to providing recovery information to drug addicts and their families, " Alcoholism is a disease that affects thousands of lives each year. (prweb.com)
  • Impotency: Alcoholism not only affects our digestive and respiratory system but it also affects the main system of human body that is the reproductive system. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Alcoholism destroys families, it affects everyone close to the alcoholic in a negative way, and work/school suffers. (bartleby.com)
  • A treatment professional will also help you choose medications and treatments for concurrent psychiatric illnesses, like depression or anxiety, if that is appropriate, or for a variety of health problems that often accompany alcoholism. (psychcentral.com)
  • Consuming yagé is believed to be a general cure-all for almost anything: cancer, depression, alcoholism , etc. (dictionary.com)
  • This treatment helps an individual to be aware of underlying issues that may have led or contributed to alcoholism (e.g., depression). (conservapedia.com)
  • [2] Alcoholism can also lead indirectly, through excess consumption, to physical dependence on alcohol, and diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alcoholism is the continued consumption of alcoholic beverages, even when it is negatively affecting your health, work, relationships and life. (dailystrength.org)
  • side of alcohol consumption, alcoholism, is not discussed as often. (bartleby.com)
  • Alcoholism is characterised by an increased tolerance to alcohol - which means that an individual can consume more alcohol - and physical dependence on alcohol, which makes it hard for an individual to control their consumption. (wikipedia.org)
  • Learn everything you want about Alcoholism with the wikiHow Alcoholism Category. (wikihow.com)
  • What Do You Do In Alcoholism Rehab? (google.com)
  • In an early 2011 issue of Rolling Stone, John is quoted as saying that Joel needed to check into "tough" rehab, and that alcoholism was getting in the way of his life and career. (healthline.com)
  • Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is a chronic disease, which is common in our world today. (bartleby.com)
  • And more research should investigate social and cultural influences on alcoholism , rather than focusing on biological causes of it, he argued. (livescience.com)
  • His older brother, Fred Jr., died in 1981 after struggling with alcoholism, and the president has said he learned from his brother's experience. (usatoday.com)
  • In earlier times, alcoholism would have been habitual drunkenness or some such term. (dictionary.com)
  • These include drunkenness or alcohol intoxication ( "acute" alcoholism ), alcohol abuse , and alcohol dependence ( "chronic" alcoholism ). (behavenet.com)
  • Medically, alcoholism is considered both a physical and mental illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Age-varying effects of parental alcoholism on lifetime major depressive disorder for respondents aged 18-90 years, National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, Wave III, 2012-2013. (cdc.gov)
  • After adjusting for demographic characteristics, we examined the relationship between parental alcoholism and outcomes of 1) major depressive disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th edition (DSM-5) and 2) DSM-5 persistent depressive disorder. (cdc.gov)
  • Alcoholism, now known as alcohol use disorder, is a condition in which a person has a desire or physical need to consume alcohol, even though it has a negative impact on their life. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Other factors for alcoholism include the stress levels, individual emotional health and the social environment of the individual. (drugstrategies.org)
  • Viewing its long term impact on the overall personality of a person it is essential to know what physical and emotional effects alcoholism could bring in and what should be done in case you are in the same trap. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Analyses of a national sample of individuals with alcohol dependence (alcoholism) reveal five distinct subtypes of the disease, according to a new study by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (nih.gov)
  • The modern disease theory of alcoholism states that problem drinking is sometimes caused by a disease of the brain , characterized by altered brain structure and function. (wikipedia.org)
  • however, many individuals have developed alcoholism without a family history of the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • During a sentencing Thursday in Allen Superior Court involving a drunken driving fatal crash, Judge Fran Gull said alcoholism is not a disease a comment that contradicts the beliefs of much of the medical field. (freerepublic.com)
  • To crown it all, women and men receive different treatment for alcoholism, because the nature of the disease is different for men and women. (pravda.ru)
  • Alcoholism is a chronic, often progressive disease that can be fatal. (streetdirectory.com)
  • At least since the beginning of AA, there has been controversy about the alcoholism disease model. (streetdirectory.com)
  • Cleland and Dr. Steward L. Baker, director of the VA alcohol dependency treatment program, noted that before 1965 alcoholism was not treated as a disease in VA hopsitals. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Is alcoholism a sin, or is it a disease? (yahoo.com)
  • Alcoholism is a disease that needs treatment. (drugstrategies.org)
  • To be diagnosed with alcoholism means a person has to give up their identity as a "normal" person, and take on the identity of someone with a disease, Young said. (livescience.com)
  • A drawback to framing alcoholism as a disease is that we tend to think of diseases as something that needs to be diagnosed by a professional, Young said. (livescience.com)
  • Other experts point out that the problem of disease stigmatization or identity crisis is not unique to alcoholism. (livescience.com)
  • Alcoholism usually involves physical dependence on the drug alcohol, but g. (streetdirectory.com)
  • The ability to perceive and remember the locations of objects, for example, fades with long-term heavy drinking, but it can come back through abstinence, according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism . (healthline.com)
  • Chronic alcoholism usually results in liver and other organ damage, nutritional deficiencies and impaired social functioning. (dictionary.com)
  • Alcoholism is marked by physical dependency and can cause disorders in many organs of the body, including the liver ( see cirrhosis ), stomach , intestines , and brain . (dictionary.com)
  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplant recipients with a history of alcoholism are much less likely to start drinking again if they undergo substance-abuse treatment before and after their transplant, new research finds. (medicinenet.com)
  • Alcoholism can result in mental illness, delirium tremens, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, irregular heartbeat, an impaired immune response, liver cirrhosis and increased cancer risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this study, Pandey and colleagues worked with rats specially bred to be deficient in the CREB "alcoholism" gene. (webmd.com)
  • This is the first direct evidence that a deficiency in the CREB gene is associated with anxiety and alcohol-drinking behaviors," said Subhash Pandey, associate professor of psychiatry and director of neuroscience alcoholism research at the UIC College of Medicine. (innovations-report.com)
  • The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) describes alcohol use disorder as "problem drinking that becomes severe. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The study, by neuroscientist Teri Krebs and clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, is the first-ever quantitative meta-analysis of LSD-alcoholism clinical trials. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Alcoholism was considered one of the most promising clinical applications for LSD," says Johansen. (scientificamerican.com)
  • However, recent reports from NIAAA's National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), a nationally representative epidemiological study of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders in the United States, suggest that only about one-fourth of individuals with alcoholism have ever received treatment. (nih.gov)
  • Office of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention. (openlibrary.org)
  • Cephalon Inc. agreed to pay Alkermes Inc. as much as $490 million for a 50% stake in an injectable drug treatment for alcoholism that is pending approval before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (wsj.com)
  • The drug was used in a 14-week trial involving 371 men and women who had been diagnosed with alcoholism. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Veterans Administrator Max Cleland said yesterday he plans to expand the VA alcoholism treatment program to fight what he called "the No. 1 drug problem in this society. (washingtonpost.com)
  • FDA Approves New Drug for Treatment of Alcoholism. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Taken together with other studies on FHP youth, these results suggest that atypical brain structure and function exist prior to any substance use, and may contribute to an increased vulnerability for alcoholism in these individuals,' Nagel said. (livescience.com)
  • Alcoholism is, broadly, any drinking of alcohol that results in significant mental or physical health problems. (wikipedia.org)