Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Alcohol and drugs

Came across an interesting website with an online newsletter. Looks like it is the result of a collaboration between Boston University, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Check it out if you are looking for needs assessment data on alcohol and drug use/abuse. Physicians could probably also use it for self-directed learning! Some articles in the most recent newsletter:
  • Unhealthy Alcohol Use and the Preventive Paradox
  • Drug Use Disorders: Onset, Mental Health Impairment, and Comorbidity
  • Why Don't Primary Care Clinicians Screen Teens for Substance Abuse?
  • Coordinated Treatment for Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users
There are also slide presentations available! Click here to access.

1 comment:

southcoast said...

Hi. nice blog.I've actually never tried drugs and don't plan on it. I've had an uncle that was addicted to marijuana and he lost part of his one leg in a car accident due to drugs. It's scary and I don't understand why someone would want to waste their life doing drugs.please advice them to take a drug treament program.