Intervention, Referral & Screening

Help for Addiction: BRHC opens Medical Detoxification Unit

  Captions: Angie Norville, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Medical Detox Unit; Dr. Byron Strother, left, consults with care team members on the new Medical Detoxification Unit at Grace Hospital. _______________________________________________________ Addiction is a disease, but it’s also a choice. “When you choose to take that first drink of alcohol or that first pill, you don’t choose to…

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CDC says about 17% of people binge drink – LA Times

About 17% of people in the U.S. binge drink, the CDC reports January 10, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times More than 38 million adults in the U.S. binge drink alcohol about four times a month, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds. The activity is more common among younger people, but…

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Booze and pills catch up to aging baby boomers

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/27/1735664/booze-and-pills-catch-up-to-aging.html?story_link=email_msg NewsObserver Posted on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 Booze and pills catch up to aging baby boomers By THOMAS GOLDSMITH The aging generations of baby boomers will raise the percentage of older people using both alcohol and drugs to a new level, even as this group grows to nearly 1 of 5 North Carolinians by…

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Two Key Questions are Focus of New Teen Alcohol Screener for Pediatricians

from The Partnership at Drugfree.org, Dec. 6. 2011 A new alcohol screening tool that focuses on two key questions is designed to help pediatricians spot children and adolescents at risk for alcohol-related problems. The doctor asks about the patient’s own drinking, as well as his or her friends’ alcohol use. Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention…

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