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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Current Issue: November–December 2012

Interventions and Assessments
•Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Leads to Less Reduction in Risky Use: A Cautionary Tale 
•Acamprosate Was Not Effective for Treating Alcohol Dependence in a Family Medicine Setting 
•For People Who Drink Heavily, Alcohol Consumption Decreases after a Health-Care Visit without Brief Intervention 
•Effectiveness and Feasibility of Extended-Release Naltrexone plus Medical Management in Primary Care: 15-Month Results 
•Meta-Analysis: Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Nondependent Unhealthy Alcohol Use Decrease Drinking in Adult Primary Care Patients 
•Systematic Review: Adding Psychosocial Support to Routine Counseling in Opioid Agonist Treatment Does Not Provide Additional Benefits 

•Brief Intervention for Patients Admitted to Emergency Services for Acute Alcohol Intoxication (AAI) May Decrease AAI Readmission Rates 

Health Outcomes
 •Is “Moderate” Alcohol Consumption Associated with an Increased Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease?

 •HIV Infection Incidence Is Reduced 54% in People with Injection Drug Use Who Receive Opioid Agonist Treatment
•Injectable Extended-Release Naltrexone Is Not Associated with Liver Enzyme Elevation in Patients with HCV, HIV 
•Alcohol Use Does Not Affect CD4 T-cell Count Response after Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation 
•Behavioral Activation May Reduce HIV Sexual-Risk Behaviors among Methamphetamine-using Men Who Have Sex with Men 

Ethical Conduct of Alcohol and Other Drug Research: Feature Article
 •Paying Participants to Take Part in Addiction Research: Ethical Considerations

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

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