Managing Alcohol Problems and Risky Drinking

@article{Babor1999ManagingAP,
  title={Managing Alcohol Problems and Risky Drinking},
  author={Thomas F Babor and Marilyn Aguirre-Molina and G. Alan Marlatt and Richard R. Clayton},
  journal={American Journal of Health Promotion},
  year={1999},
  volume={14},
  pages={103 - 98}
}
While overall alcohol consumption and alcohol-related automobile deaths have declined, rates of alcohol dependence, liver cirrhosis, and alcohol-related problems remain high among adults, and binge drinking continues as a major health risk for high school and college students. Some individual-level downstream interventions have been evaluated with sufficient rigor to recommend widespread dissemination, and widened availability of new pharmacotherapies could further increase effectiveness… 

Figures from this paper

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention as Standard Practice in Indian Country
TLDR
An updated overview of the impact of alcohol use in the United States and within AI/NA communities specifically is provided and recommendations for an alcohol-related screening and brief intervention instrument that social workers can begin using in their practice and can be utilized within theAI/NA community are provided.
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention as Standard Practice: Working with the American Indian/Native Alaskan Populations
TLDR
An updated overview of the impact of alcohol use in the United States and within AI/NA communities specifically is provided and recommendations for an alcohol-related screening and brief intervention instrument that social workers can begin using in their practice and can be utilized within theAI/NA community are provided.
Implications of Formal Alcohol Screening in Burn Patients
TLDR
Among burn patients, formal alcohol screening identified that one in five patients is at risk for further problems from their drinking and that most at-risk drinkers are binge drinkers and do not show signs of dependency.
CUGE: a screening instrument for alcohol abuse and dependence in students.
TLDR
The CUGE is an excellent screening device in this population of students because it is a short questionnaire with only yes or no questions that makes the CUGE easily applicable as a part of broad routine questionnaires.
Awareness and Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Its Abuse amongst the Residents of Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
TLDR
The risk factors for the use of the alcohol in the Amassoma community are being a female, single or young adult, cultural practices and beliefs of the populace, and the abuse or harmful use of alcohol.
Factors Influencing the Implementation of a Brief Alcohol Screening and Educational Intervention in Social Settings not Specializing in Addiction Services
TLDR
The results indicate that organizational factors and attitudes may not be related to implementation of ESTs and further research is needed to characterize successful EST implementers.
Factors Influencing the Implementation of a Brief Alcohol Screening and Educational Intervention in Social Settings not Specializing in Addiction Services
TLDR
The results indicate that organizational factors and attitudes may not be related to implementation of ESTs and further research is needed to characterize successful EST implementers.
Alcohol Use and Perceptions of Alcohol Use Among Biology, Criminal Justice, Health Science, and Psychology Capstone Students at Grand Valley State University
This study brought the widely used Rutgers PRSP survey to upper level students in biology, criminal justice, health science and psychology capstone classes in the academic year of 2000/2001. The
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 22 REFERENCES
Alcohol screening and brief intervention: where research meets practice.
TLDR
A one-year policy analysis explored how alcohol screening and brief intervention can be moved to widespread clinical applications in the United States and introduces the concept of risky drinking and considers the potential of this new technology to reduce it.
Effectiveness of a high school alcohol misuse prevention program.
TLDR
Despite high levels of alcohol use among high school students, a tenth-grade curriculum can result in some desirable effects, however, creative approaches are needed, especially for boys who tend to use and misuse alcohol at rates that increase more steeply than those of girls.
The impact of programs for high-risk drinkers on population levels of alcohol problems.
TLDR
Available correlational evidence supports the proposal that increases in treatment and AA have contributed to the declines in alcohol-related morbidity and mortality observed in some countries in recent years.
Brief physician advice for problem alcohol drinkers. A randomized controlled trial in community-based primary care practices.
TLDR
This study provides the first direct evidence that physician intervention with problem drinkers decreases alcohol use and health resource utilization in the US health care system.
Community-based approaches for the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
TLDR
This paper summarizes what is known about community-based approaches for the prevention of ATOD problems and how the current practices in the field reflect these approaches and some of the challenges that confront researchers and practitioners when developing prevention initiatives and programs in high-risk environments.
Screening and brief intervention for high-risk college student drinkers: results from a 2-year follow-up assessment.
TLDR
Although high-risk students continued to experience more alcohol problems than the natural history comparison group over the 2-year period, most showed a decline in problems over time, suggesting a developmental maturational effect.
Rating Our Progress in Population Health Promotion: Report Card on Six Behaviors
Using McKinlay's population model of prevention, this series assesses the current state of the art for six lifestyle behaviors: tobacco use, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, unhealthy diet, sedentary
Brief Physician Advice for Problem Alcohol Drinkers A Randomized Controlled Trial in Community-Based Primary Care Practices
TLDR
This study provides the first direct evidence that physician intervention with problem drinkers decreases alcohol use and health resource utilization in the US health care system.
Naltrexone and coping skills therapy for alcohol dependence. A controlled study.
TLDR
Naltrexone proved superior to placebo in measures of drinking and alcohol- related problems, including abstention rates, number of drinking days, relapse, and severity of alcohol-related problems.
[Naltrexone in the treatment of alcohol dependence].
  • E. Ochoa Mangado
  • Medicine
    Actas luso-espanolas de neurologia, psiquiatria y ciencias afines
  • 1998
TLDR
Naltrexone appears to offer significant therapeutic benefits, when used with behavioural treatment for alcohol dependent patients, and it does not appear to be hepatotoxic in dosages recommend.
...
...