Conquering the Craving: Treatment to Curb Alcohol Use Disorder

ABSTRACT: Largely underutilized in North America, the use of medications to treat alcohol dependence is frequently a successful method of reducing alcohol craving and promoting abstinence. Recovery from alcohol addiction can be a complicated process, requiring nutritional, social, psychological, spiritual, and physical aspects of healing and self-directed behavioral change. Nurses can intervene in alcohol use disorder via screening, referrals, support of medical and behavioral treatments, and spiritual care that emphasizes hope, forgiveness, and relief from shame and guilt.
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection: practice Source Type: research

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Whenever I give a talk about health care, I ask the audience, “What is the worst addiction problem we have in the United States?” The answers are typically the same, and all are good guesses — alcohol, tobacco, opiates, and sugar are most frequently cited. I agree these are all terrible addictions that need to […]Find jobs at  Careers by  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Addiction is a chronic, progressive condition that requires treatment to overcome. However, a large percentage of people who need treatment do not seek it. There are several reasons for this, but there seems to be even more of a reluctance to get help around the holidays. If you or someone you love is experiencing addiction and are finding roadblocks keep popping up, keep reading for the extra barriers to recovery during the holidays and how to overcome them. Traditions and Festivities One of the major barriers to recovery during the holidays is that people simply do not want to miss out on all the holiday traditions and ...
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WellNow Urgent Care has opened a new site in West Seneca, it's 13th in Western New York.
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Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Hayley H.A. Thorpe, Shahnaza Hamidullah, Bryan W. Jenkins, Jibran Y. KhokharAbstractAdolescence is the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, during which extensive brain development occurs. Since this period also overlaps with the initiation of drug use, it is important to consider how substance use during this time might produce long-term neurobiological alterations, especially against the backdrop of developmental changes in neurotransmission. Alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, and opioids all produce marked change...
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Conclusions: The present study suggests that the ASI-SR is a reliable alternative to the ASI interview for assessing current patient functioning and evaluation of problems related to alcohol and drug use. PMID: 31696752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Deaths of those in treatment also rose, mainly among those with opiate or alcohol dependencies Related items fromOnMedica Pledge to cut 1000 alcohol deaths NI drug deaths in males double in a decade Health-focused line on drugs misuse would save lives and money Tax alcohol and gambling sectors to fund addiction services, urges think tank We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’
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Major Exemption in Proposed Flavor Ban Leaves Most Kid-Friendly Flavors on the MarketThe most basic premise of the proposal to ban flavored e-cigarettes is that it will protect youth by preventing them from vaping flavored e-liquids. The flavors are the problem, so if we ban the flavors, we'll take care of the problem.Or so the thinking goes.The Rest of the StoryThe problem is that politicians are deceiving themselves if they think that a ban on flavored e-cigarettes is going to prevent youth from accessing flavored e-liquids. The truth is that all of the following flavors are exempt from the ban and will remain on the mar...
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Conditions:   Alcohol Use Disorder;   Substance Use Disorders Interventions:   Other: Measurement;   Other: Feedback Sponsors:   University of Washington;   National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Recruiting
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This article is excerpted from TIME: The Science of Addiction—What We Know. What We’re Learning. In some ways, of course, food is more insidious than drugs, because there’s no such thing as abstinence, no such thing as never starting in the first place, no such thing as being able to say, “Food? Never touch the stuff.” You eat because you’ll die if you don’t, so you spend your life in a sort of nutritional two-step—a little but not too much; go overboard today, cut back tomorrow; eat the good stuff but never the junk. Sometimes you succeed at all of that, and other times yo...
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Matt Ellengold, 39, has turned his life around and been clean and sober for 18 months. But when his life revolved around drugs, alcohol and partying, he didn't care about his weight.
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