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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)
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)
One hundred fifty-three inpatients with alcohol dependence syndrome were treated with the structured BDIM (Before-Discharge Intervention Method). 82 patients of them have participated to self-help group meetings or kept having therapy as our outpatients or inpatients during the study period. We chose the families of the 82 patients as our study subject Out(More)
This article reviews the literatures on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment(SBIRT). SBIRT is an intervention model that identifies at-risk alcohol users and then provides them a patient-centered intervention. This literatures include publications on advice, intervention, minimal intervention, brief intervention, screening and(More)
  • Aro Ino
  • Nihon Arukōru Yakubutsu Igakkai zasshi…
  • 2004
The present author has developed the structured Before-Discharge Intervention Method (BDIM), a modified version of the intervention methods by Johnson and Picard in an effort to achieve the patient's awareness of his/her problem drinking. The BDIM first involves the patient's family members and helps them recover from co-dependence on the patient's(More)