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Focus on alcohol

09 February 2015

Emergency Nurse


WHEN SENIOR nurse for emergency medicine Wayne Parsons became ‘exasperated’ by the number of people with severe alcohol intoxication presenting to his emergency...

Alcohol reduction starts here

25 June 2014

Nursing Standard


Emma Dermody leads a hospital-based specialist nursing team working with patients who have alcohol-related problems. They aim to reduce admissions by early...

Young people who misuse alcohol fail to respond to motivational interviewing

03 September 2014

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

A counselling method intended to motivate individuals to change their behaviour appears to have little benefit in young people at risk of alcohol-related problems.

Keep treating for substance misuse after liver transplant to reduce risk of relapse

13 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Liver transplant recipients who are treated for substance misuse before and after transplantation have much lower alcohol relapse rates than those who only receive...

Alcohol misuse: assessment, treatment and aftercare

26 September 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Alcohol misuse among older adults is increasing, with evidence of its adverse effects on health. However, healthcare professionals and patients may be uncomfortable...

Behind closed doors

07 May 2008

Nursing Standard


Barely a day goes by without binge drinking youths being in the headlines. But in the privacy of their own homes many middle-aged people are drinking hazardous...

Reducing alcohol-related health risks: the role of the nurse

14 August 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The negative effects of alcohol consumption are increasingly being recognised in the UK, with statistics highlighting the health and social problems associated with...

Straight to the point

01 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Turning point

Health professionals using auricular acupuncture for a variety of addictions have reported significant benefits for their patients.

Improving services for people with alcohol-related problems

27 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

From March 2007 to April 2008 the Royal College of Nursing supported a project to improve services for people with alcohol-related problems by demonstrating and...

Alcohol misuse in adolescents

20 June 2012

Nursing Standard


Alcohol misuse in young people is of growing concern, even though alcohol consumption among adolescents has declined over recent years. Many 15 year olds have...