Tag Archives: Alcohol

Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

How to Choose the Right Place for Alcohol or Drug Rehab

SOURCES: Margaret A. E. Jarvis, MD, DFASAM, chief of addiction services, Geisinger Addiction Medicine; Geisinger Neuroscience Institute, Mechanicsville, PA. Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM, immediate past president, American Society of Addiction Medicine, College Park, GA. Marvin Ventrell, JD, chief executive officer, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, Denver, CO. The American Journal of Psychiatry: “DSM-5… Read More »

In low carb diet subtract sugar alcohol

If you are following or considering a medical ketogenic diet or modified Atkins diet MAD for the management of intractable epilepsy, you may have heard talk about sugar alcohols and whether they are compatible with the diet. Sugar alcohols are naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables and often added to foods as a reduced-calorie alternative… Read More »