30 de setembro de 2020

Individuals receiving addiction treatment: are medical costs of their family members reduced?

25 de fevereiro de 20111min

Family members of individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities have increased risk of medical and mental health problems and related stress [1–3], which may affect their health care utilization [1]. Alcohol and drug dependence, among the most prevalent chronic illnesses, have epidemiological factors and disease trajectories similar to other chronic diseases [4]. Family members of individuals with alcohol and other drug (AOD) disorders have more medical and psychiatric conditions than fami- lies of individuals without AOD disorders, which can lead to high costs [5–8]. They also have higher costs than families of those with other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and asthma [9]. However, only a few studies have examined whether family members’ cost changes are related to whether the AOD patient was successful in treatment [10–13].

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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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