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Grapevine : May 2011
Physician substance- abuse training ‘inadequate’ According to educators at Yale School of Medicine and other U.S . medical schools, doctors-to-be require a lot more training to address substance abuse than they currently receive. “Despite the fact that substance use is responsible for an enormous burden of disease in their patients, and evidence-based screening approaches have been developed, physicians often fail to identify and treat substance abuse routinely,” said Patrick O’Connor, MD, chief of the Section of General In- ternal Medicine at Yale and lead author of the paper. “This may result not only in ongoing substance use and its complications, but also in inadequate treatment of the medical conditions for which their patients are being seen,” he said. Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 4, 2011 Post-disaster Alcohol Abuse Often Reflects Preexisting Problem More than 80 percent of alcohol problems that occur following disasters are among people with a preexisting or ongoing drinking problem. Researchers at the VA North Texas Health Care System examined data from 10 disaster stud- ies and identified nearly 700 survivors who had undergone both pre- and post-disaster alcohol assessments. All subjects had been directly affected by the disaster: more than one-third had been injured. Overall, survivors with a prior drinking problem were four times more likely than those without to turn to alcohol to cope with feelings related to the disaster. Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, October 4, 2010 aagrapevine.org 61 Alcoholism At Large The purpose of these pages is to offer information that may further readers’ understanding of the medical, legal and social aspects of al- coholism; the severity and international scope of the illness; and the worldwide efforts being made to combat it. Publication here does not imply endorsement or affiliation. AA does not conduct or participate in research, nor does it hold any opinion on research conducted by others. All subjects had been directly affected by disaster. GRAPE_61.indd 61 4/4/11 1:01 PM