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Substance Abuse and RehabilitationISSN: 2690-263X

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 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

Razvodovsky YE

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...

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