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Alcohol Abuse Resources

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati discusses resources for alcohol abouse that you should be familiar with. The holiday season, when students are home from school, is a good time to have these sensative discussions. It is always best to be well informed of these topics. Dr. Galati has selected links for everyone. National Instute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Statistics Alcohol Abuse and Health Partnership for Drug Free Kids      


Dr. Joe Galati Discusses Alcohol Awareness: A Topic for Everyone

Tonight on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati explained the need for alcohol awareness, and talks about National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. It is most important to share this information with your family, friends, and co-workers- - - anyone who you think may be suffering from the effects of alcohol abuse. Here are the links Dr. Galati is suggesting for tonights program: Effects of Alcohol on the Body: Download and Share Family Check-Up Facts on Alcohol


Survey: Alcoholis and Liver Transplants?

Please take a moment to take this survey. We are looking to get a better sense of the public's opinion of how to manage patients with alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease, and the availability of liver transplants. The pool takes about 2 minutes of your time. We appreciate your participation. Take the poll here.  


Alcohol Awareness Month: FAQ to Understand with Dr. Galati

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Dr. Galati, on tonights program, discusses for of the key points regarding alcohol abuse, and some misunderstandings related to it. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has information to learn more about alcoholism and drug abuse. Share this with your family and those you care about. Frequesntly Asked Questions Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism Drinking and Driving Information for Parents What Parents Need to Look For Underage Drinking Information for Students Listen to the program segment below.     Dr. Joseph Galati and Your Health First: April 20, 2014-Alcohol Awareness Month Program Segment by Your Health First Radio on Mixcloud  


Should Alcoholics Get a Liver Transplant?

Whether or not alcoholic should receive a liver transplant is a tremendous debates currently in the public. Those that are against allowing alcoholics to get transplanted feel that the alcoholic patient brought the disease on upon him or herself. Why should a precious liver transplant go to somebody that was the cause of their demise? Considering donated organs are very hard to come by, this is a good question. On the other hand, it should be pointed out that individuals that go for a liver transplant that have alcoholic liver disease have some of the highest outcomes and survival. In this case, it is ethically difficult to deny patients that are alcoholics a liver transplant if the outcome is better or superior to other forms of liver disease. Alcoholics that go for a liver transplant have to have an intact …