Explore the latest in alcohol use disorders, including recent guidelines and advances in screening for and management of alcohol use disorders.
This study examines self-reported data from the 2013 and 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in Washington State to quantify the association between presence of an adult reporting alcohol misuse and children’s living in a home with an unsafely stored firearm.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s recent recommendations on screening and counseling to reduce unhealthy alcohol use.
This systematic review to support the 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening and behavioral counseling to reduce unhealthy alcohol use summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of screening and behavioral counseling to reduce unhealthy alcohol use among adults.
This 2018 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings in adults, including pregnant women, and providing brief behavioral counseling to reduce unhealthy alcohol use (B recommendation) and concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess balance of benefits and harms of screening and counseling for alcohol use in primary care settings in adolescents (I statement).
This population-based study examines the changes in use of alcohol, cigarettes, and cannabis during pregnancy over a 15-year period.
This cohort study investigates all-cause and cause-specific mortality and age-stratified incident rate ratios among unsheltered homeless adults in Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2009, compared with the entire Massachusetts population and also with a cohort of sheltered homeless adults in Boston.
This cross-sectional study of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey examines the prevalence of phantom odor perception among US adults and evaluates differences by age, sex, socioeconomic position, health status, health behaviors, smell function, and oral and sinonasal symptoms.
This Rational Clinical Examination systematic review summarizes the accuracy of risk factors, symptoms and signs, and survey instruments for predicting delirium tremens, withdrawal seizures, and clinical severe alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients with a history of alcohol use.
This narrative review discusses the identification and treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
This population-based cohort study examines temporal associations of alcohol and tobacco consumption with overall cancer mortality in the Australian population, looking across different sex and age groups.
This population-based survey study compares rates of use of alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, and illicit drugs among eighth-grade and high school reservation-based American Indian adolescents with rates among a national sample of US adolescents in 2016-2017.
In this narrative medicine essay, a pediatrician describes her descent into alcoholism as self-medication for complicated grief and the role the loss of her medical license and a support group for physicians with substance use disorders played in her recovery.
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