Tagged: Treatment

REPORT: Changing Treatment Practices for Alcohol Use Disorder Could Save Lives

Primary health care should be responsible for most treatment, with routine screening for alcohol use, and the provision of a staggered treatment response, from brief advice to pharmacological treatment. Clinical interventions for these disorders should be embedded in a supportive environment…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Fights Against Local Alcohol Tax

The companies behind Budweiser, Miller and Guinness have poured tens of thousands of dollars of advertising money into a campaign to defeat a local Anchorage alcohol tax, new financial disclosure reports show.In a matter of weeks, a mix of national, regional and local alcohol businesses have mobilized to raise $288,000 to defeat the tax, according to the most recent disclosures…

NEWS: Australia: Rising Alcohol Problems In Baby Boomers

The Australian Medical Journal reports that baby boomers are consuming alcohol at increasingly risky levels, exposing themselves to rising problems.
Baby boomers in Australia are consuming alcohol at increasingly risky levels. The healthcare system is struggling to meet the needs of older Australians with alcohol-related problems, according to new research…

BLOG: Detrimental Effect Of Alcohol On HIV Treatment Adherence

The mechanisms and interactions between alcohol and HIV are several but can conceptually be described as behavioral and biological. This blog summarizes a meta analysis about the detrimental effect of alcohol on HIV treatment adherence and explores the question of which levels of alcohol consumption might be most problematic…

BLOG: New Indian Drug Demand Reduction Policy: Towards Good Health?

It is clear that only a comprehensive drug demand reduction policy will allow India to achieve Goal 3 of the 2030 Agenda. With the accelerating NCDs epidemic, alcohol-fueled violence against women, and children being exposed to grave harms associated with alcohol and other drugs the threats to healthy lives and well-being for all are massive…

REPORT: Managing Alcohol Use Disorder In Primary Health Care

Despite the global burden of disease due to alcohol and the evidence that this can be reduced by screening and brief advice programmes delivered in primary health care, such programmes remain poorly implemented. Were such programmes widely implemented, there would be substantial health and productivity gains…

NEWS: Lithuania: Attempts To Tackle Pervasive Alcohol Harm

Prevention, treatment, policy – Lithuania is trying its best to address the alcohol epidemic in the country. The World Health Organization ranks Lithuanians as the world’s heaviest alcohol user. WHO estimates published in May 2017 showed that average annual consumption was at 18.2 liters of pure alcohol per capita in 2016, putting the small Baltic state ahead of Belarus, Moldova and Russia…