problem drinking

problem drinking

The consumption of any amount of alcohol that causes life problems for the drinker. Issues related to the unhealthy use of alcohol arise when drinking compromises one's job, legal standing, social relationships, or health. Problem drinking is often used as a synonym for alcohol abuse or alcoholism.
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Chi square analysis correlated IPV exposure with depression, drug use, problem drinking, and HIV-related sexual risk behavior index, which revealed gender-specific results among 200 males and 195 female participants.
Figure 1: Impact of Problem Drinking on a Typical Hotel Chain Number of employees 5,000 Likely number of problem drinkers in your workforce 458 Likely number of employees' family members who are problem drinkers 621 Likely number of excess workdays lost to sickness, injury and absence because of problem drinking 159 Days Per Month Cost of excess lost days per year $266,052 Likely alcohol-related healthcare costs $1,962,068 Excess emergency room visits 121 Excess days in the hospital 56 Emergency department and hospital costs $441,383 SOURCE: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems
She said: "I don't believe increasing duty on beer is the answer to problem drinking."
CHICAGO -- Behavioral interventions can nip problem drinking in the bud, before it becomes an established pattern of college campus life, researchers said at the annual meeting of the Research Society for Alcoholism.
One reason may be that the effects of problem drinking, such as cognitive or physical declines, could be mistaken for common signs of aging, Dr.
Jack Law, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, believes quizzes could reduce problem drinking.
"Headbangers," for example, are significantly more likely to use illicit drugs, whereas "jocks" are at elevated risk for problem drinking, the study maintains.
Problem-behavior theory, psychosocial development, and adolescent problem drinking. British Journal of Addiction, 82, 331-342.
Prevention dollars might go to cigarette-use counseling, family planning, immunizations, screening for cancer, problem drinking, asthma and diabetes.
Research suggests that later-onset problem drinking often is linked to stress associated with the life transitional crises of aging: increased free time; social pressures to drink; loss of a spouse; physical and cognitive changes; retirement; and social isolation (Brennan & Moos; Liberto, Oslin, & Ruskin, 1992).
These patterns of problem drinking are widespread; epidemiologic studies have found a prevalence of up to 25% across a primary care population.
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Ontario Students Report, which was conducted in the spring 2003 as part of the Ontario Student Drug Use Survey, found that one in ten youth in grades 7 to 12 experienced multiple--three or more--mental health issues, including symptoms of depression and anxiety, problem drinking, other drug use and anti-social behaviours, such as vandalism and violence.

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