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Young Australians 18-30 years old who experience depressive symptoms and are engaging in binge drinking.
Description:

This project focuses on a common clinical problem that causes substantial functional, economic and health impacts; comorbid depression and binge drinking. These conditions are under-treated and peak in young adulthood. This project offers a low cost, wide reach, youth-appropriate treatment, which will have profound implications for service design and health policy. It relates to current Commonwealth initiatives in e-health and e-Psychology.

 

We will directly target young people with comorbid depression and binge drinking behaviours and, for the first time, evaluate an internet-based psychological treatment program, augmented with peer-driven social networking. This program can easily be translated into primary care, clinical and real world settings for use by young people experiencing these conditions.

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Target Group:
Males and females with alcoholic liver disease
Description:

1 in 10 Australian adults consume alcohol at levels that are risky for liver disease. Alcoholic liver disease is the leading cause of alcohol-related death in Australia. Abstinence from alcohol is crucial in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with the disease. However, specific treatments for alcohol use disorders in those with significant liver disease have been lacking. There is recent clinical evidence to indicate that the medicate, baclofen, which is safe on the liver, has therapeutic value in alcohol dependence. 

The University of Sydney is currently offering a 12 week treatment program for people with alcoholic liver disease. This includes:

~ Medical assessments by our specialises plus monitoring of liver function symptoms

~ 12 weeks of free medication

~ Up to 8 brief counseling sessions. 

Would the program suit me?

~ Is it becoming difficult to cut down or control your drinking?

~ Have you been drinking regularly (>4 drinks per day) for at least 10 years?

~ Do you suffer from (or suspect you may have) liver disease?

~ Are you willing to participate in a randomised controlled trial? 

Does this sound like you? For more information, visit the project website, speak to a team member on (02) 9515 3636 or email sydneyalcoholtreatmentgroup@gmail.com. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel costs. 

 

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