Tagged: Mental Health

2017 National Conference On Alc​ohol And Opioid Use In Women And Girls

Interesting conference organized by American Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The event takes place in Washington and focuses on women and girls as a risk group. It provides the latest studies on alcohol and opioid use in the context of prevention, treatment and recovery…

NEWS: USA: Pervasive Alcohol Harm Starts Early

New SAMHSA data shows pervasive alcohol harm that starts early in the life of millions of Americans. Although nearly half of the people aged 12 years or older live free from alcohol, the levels of alcohol harm, including alcohol use disorders are of epidemic proportions…

REPORT: Suicide Among Women Who Give Birth To Children With FASD

Women who give birth to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be at increased risk for suicide; however, there are few data in this area. The objective of this study was to compare rates of suicide between women who had given birth to children with FASD and women who had not given birth to children with FASD during critical periods in their lives, including before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during the postpartum period (maternal death) and until the end of the study period…

REPORT: Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences And Health

To have multiple ACEs is a major risk factor for many health conditions. The outcomes most strongly associated with multiple ACEs represent ACE risks for the next generation (eg, violence, mental illness, and substance use).
To sustain improvements in public health requires a shift in focus to include prevention of ACEs, resilience building, and ACE-informed service provision.
The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global platform to reduce ACEs and their life-course effect on health…

NEWS: Alcohol Taxes Curb Violence, Suicide

How do we break this deadly connection? As doctors, we should always ask about alcohol use, violence and access to firearms, simply to raise awareness among our patients. But there is another strategy that would be highly effective: raise alcohol taxes…