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The health challenges behind alcohol

The health challenges behind alcohol

Foster, John ORCID: 0000-0002-7662-8203 (2016) The health challenges behind alcohol. Nursing in Practice (93):10. ISSN 1473-9445

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Alcohol is connected with a number of physical and psychological conditions witnessed in primary care many of which remain unrecognised. In part this is because asking a patient is about their drinking is often seen as obtrusive and prying into personal life choices. This is in direct contrast to smoking. There is now a mounting body of international evidence (1) that if an individual is provided with information about their drinking they will make small changes that fit in with their lifestyle. In this article the following will be discussed and where appropriate brief recommendations about appropriate treatment and referral options will be suggested.
a) Sensible drinking limits
b) Harmful drinking
c) Hazardous drinking
d) Dependent drinking
e) Drinking in Older People.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol; Primary Care; Motivational Interviewing
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Health & Society Research Group
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Health Sciences (HEA)
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 21:03

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