The management of problem alcohol use among drug users in primary care : exploring patients’ experience of screening and treatment

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Show simple item record Field, Catherine Anne Klimas, Jan Cullen, Walter Barry, Joe Bury, Gerard Keenan, Eamon Lyons, Suzi Smyth, Bobby P. 2012-04-17T15:04:23Z 2012-04-17T15:04:23Z 2012 the authors en 2012-03-09
dc.description Abstract for paper presented at AUDGPI 2012, The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting Hosted By Department of General Practice The Royal College of surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 9th March 2012 en
dc.description.abstract Problem alcohol use is common among drug using patients who attend GPs in Ireland (35%) and other European countries. It is associated with adverse health outcomes including physical, psychological and social implications. These include various forms of liver disease exacerbated by the high prevalence of Hepatitis C among IDUs (62-81% in Ireland), fatal/non-fatal opiate overdose, mood anxiety, personality disorders, poor emotional health and wellbeing, early cessation of drug treatment, poor treatment outcomes and an increase in anti-social behaviour. Evidence has demonstrated the role of primary care in screening and treatment for problem alcohol use and the importance of a stepped approach to alcohol treatment. This study examined patients’ experience of being screened and treated for problem alcohol use, the barriers and enablers to addressing these issues and their views on how these therapeutic interventions can be improved. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.requires Applied Social Science Research Collection en
dc.subject Problem alcohol use en
dc.subject Primary care en
dc.subject Methadone treatment en
dc.subject Qualitative methods en
dc.subject.lcsh Drug abusers--Alcohol use en
dc.subject.lcsh Primary care (Medicine) en
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholism--Treatment en
dc.title The management of problem alcohol use among drug users in primary care : exploring patients’ experience of screening and treatment en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Field|Catherine Anne|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Klimas|Jan|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Cullen|Walter|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Barry|Joe|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Bury|Gerard|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Keenan|Eamon|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Lyons|Suzi|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Smyth|Bobby P.|aut| en
dc.description.admin ti, ke, co - TS 30.03.12 Orna please note full paper not attached. en

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