23 de setembro de 2020

Alcohol and Drug Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil

3 de janeiro de 20141min

Acesse: The frequency of smoking and problem drinking among general hospital inpatients in Brazil – using the AUDIT and Fagerström questionnaires

 

Alcohol and Drug Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil

Neliana Buzi Figlie, Sandra Cristina Pillon, John Dunn, Ronaldo Laranjeira
Sao Paulo Med J/Rev Paul Med 2000; 118(5):139-43

Data from the USA indicate that only 15% of alcoholics seek specialized treatment for alcoholism. However, 70% of the approximately 11 million alcoholics in that country have been treated in general medicine services within the last 6 months.1 Most of these visits are for general medical assessments and not for mental health problems. Studies calculate that the economic costs of alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness are estimated at US$ 273.3 billion. The estimates include US$ 85.8 billion for alcohol abuse, US$ 58.3 billion for drug abuse and US$ 129.3 billion for mental illness.2


Sobre a UNIAD

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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