Alcohol Abuse in Durham Not Cured by E-Interventions

Durham alcohol abuse has been high, and electronic interventions have been used to try and reduce this problem. Professors at Duke University reviewed 28 previous studies to see if electronic interventions turned out to be effective. Examples of these were CD-ROM, desktop computers, and mobile applications. Studies found that there was little evidence e-interventions could create any long-term change in alcohol misuse. However, they could reduce alcohol intake of an average of one less drink per week.

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What is Alcohol Abuse?

Abuse is a pattern of drinking that results in negative consequences relating to work, medical, legal, financial and social effects for the user. While people can abuse alcohol and not be physically or psychologically addicted to it, alcoholism is the most destructive form of alcohol abuse. Alcoholics have no control over when or how much they drink and continue drinking despite destruction of familial bonds, legal consequences and loss of income.

What are the signs of alcohol abuse?

  • Physical signs often include weight loss, shaking, upset stomach, sweating, blackouts and binge drinking, and progression to addiction. Late stages can include cirrhosis of the liver or fatty liver disease.
  • Social signs include neglecting responsibilities, missing work or showing up late, using family funds to buy alcohol and making excuses for behaviors. Often, alcoholics go to great lengths to hide their behaviors including driving to multiple liquor stores away from home. It is also common for alcoholics to be arrested or find themselves in legal trouble. Secondary addictions such as eating disorders, depression and drug use may occur.
  • Health signs include high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, organ failure and ulcers. Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver and colon have also been linked to alcohol abuse. The face may have a red tone and broken blood vessels may be visible on the face.
  • Mental signs include memory problems, anxiety, irritability, aggression and depression. Severe abuse can cause hallucinations, psychosis and paranoia.

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