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Aug

Manage Alcohol Dependence

Addiction is a brain disease characterized by craving for a drug, loss of control over consumption, development of tolerance and dependence, while simultaneously the repertoire of social functioning not related to intake behavior declines dramatically.
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Aug

Sodium Oxibate in Treating Alcoholism

The metabolism of GABA in brain generates bioactive metabolites as well as substrates for the carboxylic acid cycle (e.g. succinate). The enzyme aldehyde reductase was discovered in 1974 and was shown to produce gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in the brain. Sodium oxybate, also known...
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Aug

Women’s Alcohol Treatment

New research compares the mortality of female alcoholics randomly assigned to the woman-only program early treatment for Women with Alcohol Addiction’ (EWA) versus those who received mixed gender ‘Treatment As Usual’ (TAU). Randomized controlled trial involving 2-year follow-up...
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Aug

Alcohol Related Suicide

Acute alcohol intoxication itself may act as a trigger for suicidal thoughts and attempts among individuals at risk and may influence the potential lethality of the suicide attempt. New research in alcohol-dependent patients compared the correlates of suicide attempts during a...
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Aug

Treatment Attendance

New research to identify client characteristics that predict attendance at treatment sessions and investigate the effect of attendance on outcomes using data from the UK Alcohol Treatment Trial. Logistic regression was used to determine whether there were characteristics that...
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Aug

Alcoholism Book Review and Analysis

Alcoholism Book Review First impressions can be deceptive. While this is my first alcoholism book review, my initial feeling about reading this rather dense and grey-sky looking book was a mixture of apathy and shyness. ‘This Evidence Based Practice’ the book title alone may...
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Aug

Alcohol Prevents the Body from Absorbing Nutrients

One drink of alcohol and at least 1 million cells will die and more with be damage to the point of not being able to function; let’s investigate this further. Alcohol causes primary malnutrition by displacing nutrients in the diet and secondary malnutritio...