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Alcohol Screening Self-Assessment

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Physician offices and urgent care centers provide the best opportunity to screen patients for alcohol problems, but research shows that even patients with classic alcohol abuse symptoms are screened only 30 percent of the time in busy health-care settings. Although hundreds of alcohol screening tests are available, including some elaborate ones with up to 100 questions, short screening tests with only a few questions have been developed to encourage diagnosis in primary and emergency health-care situations. The shorter tests may not be as accurate or sensitive as the longer ones, but they serve well to screen harmful drinking or ...
Canada's border operations have placed a dramatic new emphasis on national security and public safety. The Canada-United States Smart Border Declaration, created by John Manley and Tom Ridge , has provided objectives for co-operation between Canadian and American border operations. The CBSA oversees approximately 1,200 service locations across Canada, and 39 in other countries. It employs over 12,000 public servants, and offers round-the-clock service at 61 land border crossings and nine international airports. The Agency oversees operations at three major sea ports and three mail centres, and operates detention facilities in
Current Addictions and Mental Health Resources | To Err is Human
Anyone саn hаνе a mental illness, іn аnу case &#959f;age, gender, rасе, οr income. Mental illnesses аrе more common thаn cancer, diabetes, heart disease, οr AIDS. It іѕ believed thаt one іn five adults аnd children hаѕ a diagnosable mental disorder, one іn each 10 young people age 9 οr older hаѕ a serious emotional disturbance thаt severely disrupts daily life.аnd one іn four families wіll hаνе a member wіth mental illness. ... market research, surveys and trends
April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Great Time to be Mindful of ...
which is intended to educate people and communities about the consequences of alcohol-related problems. There are over 18 million individuals or 8.5% of Americans who suffer from alcohol-use disorders. In addition, there are millions of individuals who experience the devastating effects of the alcohol problem of someone in their life. In fact, 25% of U.S. children are exposed to alcohol-use disorders in their family. April 9th was National Alcohol Screening Day and an important part of Alcohol Awareness month. This day is intended to help individuals who may not know how much is too much to drink or if the amount that they drink ... market research, surveys and trends


Screening for alcohol use and alcohol related problems - NIAAA ...
umber 65                  April 2005 Screening for disease has become a mainstay of today’s preventive health care, with roots in medical practice that extend back to the 1930s and 1940s (1). As screening’s effectiveness continues to be demonstrated, the demand for these assessments also has increased. The result is double-edged. Increased screening enables clinicians to step in early to prevent and treat a wide range of public health problems before they become too serious. But the time available for conducting ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Alcohol treatment for teenage alcoholism, alcohol abuse at ...
Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are not only adult problems--they also affect a significant number of adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 20, even though drinking under the age of 21 is illegal in every State. Alcohol use for some adolescents can lead to an abusive and addictive pattern that requires intervention. Diagnosis and treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence are more important because alcohol-related problems can have an enormous impact on the adolescent’s future. 1 In SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), data indicate that about 80 percent of adult respondents receiving ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
CPD: Psychosocial flags system
The psychosocial flags system can help occupational health practitioners create suitable rehabilitation plans for employees. Heather Watson explains how it works in practice. In recent years, occupational health (OH) practitioners will have come across the concept of 'flags' in helping employees return to work after sickness absence, but there is still some confusion about how flags are used in practice. This article aims to help clarify the place of one category - psychosocial flags - in the rehabilitation process, and how flag assessment can be used in an OH adviser's clinical work. Flags are used in a variety ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Firefighter Arsonists: Stopping the Problem at the Door of the Firehouse
When a volunteer firefighter got lost after drinking into Saturday morning at St. Gabriel's Lodge in West Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, he got mad and started setting fires along his path, authorities said. When local firefighters arrived to hose down the flames at a neighbor's shed, Charles Sluzenski , who had found his way back to his mother's house, dashed drunkenly forth in full firefighting gear and asked to help A volunteer firefighter was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for setting a fire that killed a mother and three of her children, an arson that prosecutors said was the firefighter's attempt to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Self-Report Screening for Alcohol Problems Among Adults
useful in the screening as well as assessment and treatment of alcohol abusers. This controversy over self-reports has been discussed in greater ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT COLLABORATION RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2003 RFA Number: RFA-AA-04-001 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) ( ) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ( ) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) ( ) CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE NUMBER: 93.273 APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: October 14, 2003 LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: September 15, 2003 THIS RFA CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION o ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Employee Assistance Program
lcohol Screening Instrument for Self-Assessment for Faculty, Staff, and Students of the University of Maine Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program The following alcohol screening instrument is designed to assist you in understanding your use of alcohol. No one has access to your results; it is for your purposes only. The instrument itself is a composite of two alcohol screening instruments: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) developed by the World Health Organization and the CAGE questionnaire ...
How will UMass tackle alcohol abuse?
For the last two years, UMass Amherst has engaged in a "social norms" campaign to remind students that binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse are not the actual norm at its campus. This Boston Globe story outlines the campaign--and some of its critics: tackles_alcohol_abuse/ ---------------------- For years, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has labored under the stereotype of a party school with a deeply entrenched drinking culture. Deserved or not, the "Zoo Mass" reputation fueled a self-perpetuating problem, ...
Addiction to Drugs: Cocaine, full time job, alcohol in moderation
Hello. I am a 37 year old, physically fit, attractive female. I do sniff cocaine, and drink alcohol in moderation. (The amount I do is pretty small. People laugh at the amount I do sometimes.) I have a full time job, and handle all my  responsibilities with no problems. I've been doing this off & on since around the mid 1980's. I never over do the cocaine or alcohol. I can't anyway. After a while I don't want it anymore, even when someone offers more to me, and during the week, I'm in bed by a decent time. I can't enjoy myself if I know I don't go to work, or take care of things in my ...