alcohol

TWEAK

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The TWEAK screening test consists of five questions designed to screen pregnant women for harmful drinking habits. The tool consists of questions from the CAGE as well as the MAST, regarding tolerance and amnesia.

Sensitivity and Specificity

In one study of 4,743 women who were given the MAST, CAGE, and T-ACE tolerance question, the calculated sensitivity and specificity of the TWEAK were 79% and 83%, respectively (Chang, 2001).

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A presentation by Bruce J. Rounsaville about motivational interviewing in the primary care setting.
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DrugAbuse.gov
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Conducted during 2003, this survey of almost 70,000 people in the United States addressed current illegal drug use, alcohol, and tobacco habits. The results were broken down based on a number of factors, including age, gender, race, employment, education, etc. (From Their Website)
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Dr. Kalivas presents this addiction podcast chronicling his research on the neurological basis of the situation.
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Medical University of South Carolina
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Routinely screen all patients over the age of 14 for alcohol use problems. Learn how to conduct and implement brief interventions and motivational interviewing. Establish close relationships with other alcohol treatment services and alcohol treatment specialists. Integrate alcohol and drug treatment programs into routine clinical practice where feasible. (From Their Website)
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Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association; 1999
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Dr. Anton gives this alcohol-related podcast on the subject of biological markers.
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Medical University of South Carolina
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Dr. Book talks about alcohol treatment with the dual delivery of medication and therapy.
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Medical University of South Carolina
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Dr. Book talks about three types of psychotherapy used to treat alcoholism.
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Medical University of South Carolina
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Apart from being illegal, underage drinking poses a high risk to both the individual and society. This bulletin from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism discusses this challenge as well as potential interventions that can be made. (From Their Website)
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NIAAA
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Dr. Thomas speaks about addiction as a brain disorder
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