Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710008
The Introduction of Self Help Group Facilitator in an Alcohol Unit: Preliminary Results
Patrizia Balbinot and Gianni Testino
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: December 11, 2020
The main outcome of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) treatment is the achievement of abstention. Pharmacological and psychosocial activities are strictly imbricated, however the results at one year are still unsatisfactory. To date, the most effective tool for maintaining abstention is attendance at Self-Mutual-Help Groups (SHGs). Despite that, to date few patients attend Self-Help Groups (SHGs). For this reason we have decided to introduce the Self-Help Group Facilitator (SHGF) to our service. Aft...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710007
Population Drinking and Gender Gap in Stroke Mortality in Russia
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 11, 2020
The aim of this study was to study the relationship between alcohol and the gender gradient in the death rate from stroke in Russia at the population level. In a comparative aspect, we analyzed the dynamics of the overall level of alcohol consumption and the gender difference in the rate of mortality from stroke in the period from 1980 to 2015. The relationship between alcohol consumption and the gender difference in mortality from stroke was assessed using the Autoregressive-Integrated Moving A...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2690-263X/1710006
Haematological Changes in Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders- An Overview
Raka Jain, Aishwariya Brigit George and Shubham Narnoli
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: August 31, 2020
Alcohol and Substance use remains a worldwide social problem. There is an increasing awareness that alcoholics and substance abusers do show some haematological abnormalities (e.g., hemoglobin, white blood cells count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, red blood cells count, hematocrit). Consequences of these haematological abnormalities can result in serious medical complications. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of haematological changes in alc...