|Titre :||Intention to reduce drinking alcohol and preferred sources of support: An international cross-sectional study (2019)|
|Auteurs :||E. L. DAVIES ; L. J. MAIER ; A. R. WINSTOCK ; J. A. FERRIS|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (Vol.99, April 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||80-87|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEENQUETE ; ALCOOL ; INTERVENTION ; ETUDE TRANSVERSALE ; PREFERENCE ; REDUCTION DE CONSOMMATION ; INTERNET ; ACCOMPAGNEMENT ; COMPARAISON ; CONSEIL ; TYPE D'USAGE
Introduction: Drinking alcohol is legal in most countries of the world. Given the social acceptance of this behavior despite potential negative impact on health, help-seeking behavior could differ when compared to other drugs. This paper aimed to assess intentions to reduce drinking and the preferred sources of support among a large international sample of people who drink alcohol.
Materials and methods: The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is the world's largest annual survey of drug use. This paper included data from 82,190 respondents from 12 countries on four continents who reported the use of alcohol in the last 12?months, collected during November 2016-January 2017 (GDS2017).
Results: Overall, 34.8% said they would like to drink less in the following 12?months and 7.6% said they would like help to drink less. Online tools were the preferred source of support to reduce drinking by respondents from Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, those with low AUDIT scores and without a mental health condition. Specialist counselling was most preferred by those from Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark and those with high AUDIT scores, not educated to degree level and with a mental health condition.
Conclusion: Interest in online interventions for harmful drinking is significant and highest among people who drink at low risk. Online tools should offer brief screening and feedback, ensuring that people with high risk drinking patterns are referred to more specialist services.
A third of 82,190 respondents from 12 countries intended to drink less.
Denmark and the UK had high proportions of people with risky drinking patterns.
People in English speaking countries and those at low risk preferred online tools.
People in Northern Europe and those at high risk preferred specialist counselling.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Affiliation :||Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK|