The number needed to treat to prevent one person from returning to any drinking was 11 for acamprosate and 18 for oral naltrexone, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis found.
14 Nov 2023
Alcohol use disorder is often linked to poverty, unemployment, social isolation, and other social determinants of health, and medicine must address these underlying factors to genuinely reduce the risks associated with alcohol.
1 Jul 2023
An intervention in Washington state that encouraged primary care practices to screen all adult patients for alcohol use disorder increased the rate of new alcohol use disorder diagnoses from 28.8 to 33.8 per 10,000 patients per month.
7 Mar 2023
With routine use of a short screening tool, primary care physicians could more frequently flag emerging alcohol issues.
1 Mar 2023
Patients were more likely to report symptoms of alcohol use disorder two years after bariatric surgery than they were presurgery, a new study found.
26 Jun 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration is requiring eight hours of training related to substance use disorder treatment, sending clinicians scurrying to their continuing education providers for help.
1 May 2023
Two recent studies examined national trends in opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing, one finding that prescribing of these drugs together and separately dropped nationally, while another showing that opioid prescribing for patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) decreased in New York.
7 Jun 2022
With the pandemic's effects on drinking as a backdrop, public health initiatives like “Dry January” may be enticing to patients who want to pause their drinking and examine their habits.
1 Jan 2022
Professional duties require physicians to recognize and address physician illness and impairment, but it is often difficult to recognize a colleague's condition and find an appropriate way of reporting and resolving it.
1 Sep 2019
Although e-interventions may reduce alcohol consumption over the short term, the effects are usually small and are not maintained long term.
4 Aug 2015