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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Current Issue: July–August 2012

Interventions and Assessments

  • Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms Increased after Bariatric Surgery
  • Interim Methadone with Limited Counseling for 4 Months Yields Similar 12-Month Outcomes as Methadone with Standard Counseling
  • A Retrospective Study of High-Dose Baclofen for High-Risk Drinking Supports the Need for a Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Does Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Work for Adolescents Presenting to Emergency Departments?

Health Outcomes

  • Do Patients with Alcoholic Cirrhosis Require Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma?
  • Even Occasional Cocaine, Opioid, or Amphetamine Use Persisting into Middle Age Increases Mortality
  • Higher Quality of Life Seen among Regular Moderate Drinkers than among Abstainers in Canada


  • Association between HIV Treatment Status and Alcohol Metabolism
  • Injection-Drug and Heavy Alcohol Use Did Not Affect Hepatitis-C Treatment Outcomes in an Australian Study
  • Providing Rapid HIV Testing in Drug Treatment Centers Increased Testing Rates, but Adding Counseling Did Not Reduce Sex-Risk Behaviors
  • Entering MeBoldthadone Maintenance Treatment Has Little Impact on HIV Sex-Risk Behaviors in Heroin-Addicted Adults
  • Screening Tool to Identify Candidates for Pre-exposure HIV Prophylaxis in Men Who Have Sex with Men Includes Amphetamine and Alkyl Nitrite Use

Slide Presentations

  • Update on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health
  • Journal Club

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