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Contents tagged: alcohol use disorder

Sept. 14, 2020 Europe Publication

Alcohol use disorder in primary cares: how to integrate brief interventions and continuous care?

In Belgium, 82% of the population consumes alcohol occasionally while 10% consume in a way that can be seen as problematic. On a European level, only 8% of the people who can be characterized as having Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) would have consulted professional assistance in the past year. In this context, the KCE (Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre) has addressed multiple recommendations to health professionals to reduce the “treatment gap” concerning the patients’ care: in fist place, the encourage screening and preventative interventions, second promote the acquirement of communicational and relational competences and third place develop collaborations between professionals. The objective of this article is to better understand their functioning.

Nov. 9, 2020 Africa Publication

Adaptation and piloting of an integrated intervention model for alcohol use disorders in primary healthcare in rural Tanzania: a study protocol

According to Africa WHO, the African Region is faced with a growing burden of harmful alcohol consumption and its disastrous effects. There is no other consumer product as widely available as alcohol that accounts for as much premature death and disability. There are two main characteristics that describe alcohol consumption patterns in the Region: a high level of alcohol abstention in some countries and high volume consumption with severe health and social consequences in others. Alcohol use has immediate and long-term effects that increase the risks associated with numerous health conditions. Alcohol is a leading cause of risky sexual behaviours such as unprotected sex, sex with multiple partners, and produces an increased risk of sexual assault. These behaviours can result in unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and HIV.

Integration of evidence-based interventions for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) into primary healthcare has potential to ...

March 24, 2022 Europe Publication

Developing an Integrated Model of Care for Veterans with Alcohol Problems

Veterans often do not present with alcohol problems in isolation, they may have a wide range of social, physical, and psychological needs.

The aim of this study was to facilitate the development of a co-designed integrated model of care for veterans with alcohol problems.

Oct. 20, 2022 Europe Publication

Patient and health-care provider experience of a person-centred, multidisciplinary, psychosocial support and harm reduction programme for patients with harmful use of alcohol and drug-resistant tuberculosis in Minsk, Belarus

Tuberculosis (TB) often concentrates in groups of people with complex health and social issues, including alcohol use disorders (AUD). Risk of TB, and poor TB treatment outcomes, are substantially elevated in people who have AUD. Médecins sans Frontières and the Belarus Ministry of Health have worked to improve treatment adherence in patients with multi-drug or rifampicin resistant (MDR/RR)-TB and harmful use of alcohol. In 2016, a person-centred, multidisciplinary, psychosocial support and harm reduction programme delivered by TB doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists, health-educators, and social workers was initiated. In 2020, we described patient and provider experiences within the programme as part of a wider evaluation.