Age at First Drink & Severity of Alcohol Dependence in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Age at first drink and severity of alcohol dependence. Background Early age at first drink (AFD) has been linked to early onset and increased severity of alcohol dependence in various studies. Few Indian studies on AFD have shown a negative correlation between AFD and severity of alcohol dependence. The study aimed to… Read More

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Everything Can Be Corrected, But Stupid!

“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” Aristophanes (444-385 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Other versions include: “Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.” “Ignorance can be educated and crazy can be medicated but there’s no… Read More

Does Mental Health Screening for Soldiers Work?

“MENTAL health screening doesn’t help soldiers with psychological problems after they return from war. So says the first test of such check-ups. The surprise result suggests other kinds of psychological screening, on school children or new mothers, for instance,may also be flawed. Several nations perform psychological check-ups when military personnel get home. There are calls for the UK to do so too. But… Read More

Military Populations: Linking Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback with Untreated Alcohol Abuse

Research Paper Title Randomised Trial of Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback for Soldiers With Untreated Alcohol Abuse. Background Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are prevalent in the military and are a major public health concern. Although efficacious AUD interventions exist, few service members seek treatment. Army-specific barriers to AUD treatment include treatment being recorded on health records,… Read More