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In 1996, Mie Association for the Study of Alcohol-related Diseases (MASAD) started, which was consisted of 21 hospitals and have been conducted by managers constituted of doctors, nurses, and medical social workers with following backgrounds. Before the opening, there were a small number of physicians who recognized necessity for cooperative medical care of(More)
BACKGROUND Alcoholics have the fundamental problem of denying dependence on alcohol and minimizing their alcohol-related problems. Therapeutic interventions often fail to help alcoholics become aware of their drinking problem and remain in long-range treatment programs, which is a prerequisite for recovery from alcohol dependence. METHODS Inpatients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the usefulness of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J) in Japanese alcohol-dependent individuals. The ASI is a frequently used clinical and research instrument that measures severities in seven functional domains in people with substance abuse disorders. METHODS A total of 370 male inpatients with a history of(More)
The present study used a self-reporting questionnaire to compare suicide risk in outpatients being treated for substance use disorder at specialized hospitals to suicide risk in outpatients being treated for depressive disorder at general psychiatric clinics. Although patients in both groups exhibited an equal severity of depression, the patients with drug(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol is well established as a risk factor for cancer development in many organ sites. To assess the reliability and validity of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test - Consumption (AUDIT-C) for detecting alcohol use disorders or risky drinking in Japanese adults the present study was conducted. MATERIALS AND METHODS A test-retest(More)
The purpose of this study is to identify how the effects of BDIM are evaluated by patients who were practiced BDIM. 153 patients were treated by the structured BDIM (Before-Discharge Intervention Method) program. Among them, 82 patients (53.6%) have attended self-help group meetings or maintained the therapeutic relationship (as outpatients or inpatients)(More)
  • A Ino, S Fujita
  • 1994
The vending machines which sell alcohol beverages (AVM) can be found quite easily in front of shops or on the roadside in this country. Although it is easily supposed that these vending machines might have badly influenced on developing alcohol dependence syndrome, no scientific study has been reported in this regard so far. In this study, we analyzed the(More)
Japan has just enacted a national law for alcohol, that named "Basic Act on Measures Against Alcohol-related Health Harm". This article includes 5 topics; i) General psychiatrists have the roles and responsibilities in this law, ii) All psychiatrists need to know about alcohol-related health harm and alcohol-related problem, iii) Alcohol dependence is(More)
  • Aro Ino
  • 2004
Many alcoholics come to the hospital denying their own drinking problems. So, in the initial treatment stage for alcoholics, it is very important to bring patients' attention to their denial. In those days, there were many kinds of treatment method to help them aware of patients' denial. For example, psycho-educational therapy, Japanese Naikan therapy,(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for suicide in Japanese substance use disorder (SUD) patients, adjusting for age and sex, and to examine sex differences in suicide risk among these patients. METHODS A self-reporting questionnaire on age, sex, types of abused substances, current depression, and suicidality was administered to 1420(More)