Absence of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in a remote Indigenous community

Margolis, Stephen A., Ypinazar, Valmae A., Clough, Alan R., and Hunter, Ernest (2008) Absence of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in a remote Indigenous community. Medical Journal of Australia, 189 (10). p. 596.

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Abstract

[Extract] Impacts of alcohol consumption on health and wellbeing in remote Indigenous communities are well documented. In response, governments have applied supply and demand reduction programs, including the "Meeting Challenges, Making Choices" program, which has lowered the rate of serious injury. Although a pattern of heavy, episodic drinking has been documented, the nature of physical dependence in relation to acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome is uncertain. We report the results of sudden, temporary removal of alcohol in a small Indigenous community.

Item ID: 24786
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Keywords: remote areas, alcohol withdrawal, indigenous communities
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 05:02
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 50%
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