Alcohol misuse

Coulton, Simon (2009) Alcohol misuse. American Family Physician, 79 (8). pp. 692-694. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Alcohol use is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity internationally, and is ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the top five risk factors for disease burden. Without treatment, approximately 16 percent of hazardous or harmful alcohol users will progress to more dependent patterns of alcohol consumption. This review covers interventions in hazardous or harmful, but not dependent, alcohol users. Hazardous alcohol consumption is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that increases the person's risk of alcohol-related harm, but that is not currently causing alcohol-related harm. Harmful alcohol consumption is a pattern of consumption likely to have already caused alcohol-related harm. Single-or multiple-session brief intervention reduces alcohol consumption over one year in hazardous drinkers treated in the primary care setting, but we do not know how it affects mortality.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Adapted with permission from Coulton S. Alcohol misuse. Clin Evid Handbook. December 2008:331–333.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcohol use and miuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 14:37
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 11:05
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27943 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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