Consistent with the findings in COMBINE, O'Malley and colleagues (2007) demonstrated that a 50-mg daily naltrexone regimen in combination with medical management also was effective in a rural Alaskan environment among alcohol-dependent
individuals (primarily Alaska natives).
Scientists in the US investigated the genetics of 237 college student siblings who had one alcohol-dependent
parent but were not alcoholics themselves.
They recommend clinical interventions, targeting alcohol-dependent
smokers, and policies that boost smoke-free homes and increase knowledge of harmful effects of smoking.
patients may perceive their problems as more psychological than physical.
A study by the company found that 44% of Welsh parents tested were alcohol-dependent
, the highest reading in the UK and well above the 35% average.
(2-5) Biological and psychosocial differences between alcohol-dependent
women and men now are understood to influence etiology, epidemiology, psychiatric and medical comorbidity, course of illness, and treatment outcomes.
Those real-life responses are the cravings sparked by virtual environments that are designed to be tempting to alcohol-dependent
An extended-release version of the anti-addiction medicine naltrexone reduces drinking in alcohol-dependent
patients within two days of being injected, according to a new study.
Previous articles in this series addressed the topics of facilitating the process of change through medication use; examining recent research on the approved medications for alcohol dependence; overcoming biases against greater use of medications in treating alcohol dependence; integrating medication into nonprescribing clinicians' treatment planning; and improving prescriber and nonprescriber collaboration to benefit the alcohol-dependent
A PERSON with no family history of alcoholism can still become alcohol-dependent
. There are no rules when it comes to alcohol abuse.
A commonly accepted notion held by counselors and theorists for the past 20 years is that persons raised by an alcohol-dependent
parent may have clinically different personality traits than those not raised under the same conditions.
The brains of alcohol-dependent
individuals are affected not only by their own heavy drinking, but also by genetic or environmental factors associated with their parentsa[euro](tm) drinking, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).