Complications of chronic alcohol use digestive system

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Complications of Chronic Alcohol Use Digestive system: lower nutrient absorption, vitamin depletion, pancreatitis Liver: “fatty liver,” alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatitis C virus Cardiovascular: coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension, stroke, damages heart muscle Central Nervous System (CNS): impaired memory formation, Wernicke-Korsakoff’s Syndrome, tardive dyskinesia 24
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Complications of Chronic Alcohol Use Sleep: insomnia, suppression of REM sleep, sleep apnea Peripheral neuropathy Exacerbates mental disorders: depression, anxiety, suicide Sexual dysfunction Fetal alcohol syndrome Causes about half of deaths in MVAs 25
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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: AWS Symptoms begin 6-24 hours after last drink Severity depends on: duration and severity of use; overall state of health; concurrent SUDs Alcoholic hallucinosis develops in about 10% Seizures in more severe cases of AWS Approximately one third will experience delirium tremens (DTs) May be medically managed with benzodiazepines 26
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Midterm Exam Room Allocation Azrieli Theatre - AT 27
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Alcohol Use in Canadian Universities 28
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Collegedrinkingprevention.gov Research shows that every year in the U.S . 1,825 students between the ages 18 – 24 die from alcohol- related injuries 696,000 students are assaulted by someone who has been drinking 97,000 experience alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape 400,000 had unprotected sex More than 100,000 were too intoxicated to know if they gave consent Roughly 20% of students meet criteria for AUD About 25% report academic consequences from drinking 29
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Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Post- secondary Students (1 of 3) Definition Female consumes more than 4 drinks per occasion Male consumes more than 5 drinks per occasion ~40% engage in heavy episodic drinking at least every two weeks Data collected from 5 institutions across Canada. 110 participants, all met criteria for excessive drinking Findings: most don’t think it’s a problem, it’s just part of the university experience 30
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Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Post- secondary Students (2 of 3) Three high-risk drinking issues: Alcohol-induced blackouts Fighting, injuries, non-consensual sex, being hungover, vomiting, driving impaired Pre-drinking Uncontrolled excessive drinking leads to increased negative consequences Drinking to cope To reduce stress and anxiety 31
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Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Post- secondary Students (3 of 3) Males drink more than females but gap is narrowing Drinking with goal of getting drunk Combining with other drugs significantly increases levels of impairment Cannabis (classified as another depressant) Stimulants (30% compared w/ 1-2% general pop) Trend of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages, exacerbating health risks 32
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Consequences of SUDs in Post-secondary Student Population Deaths and high rates of accidental injuries while intoxicated Overdose on alcohol alone (alcohol poisoning) or in
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  • Alcoholic beverage, blood alcohol content, Alcohol withdrawal syndrome

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