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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue1
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021271.3502
Published online: 07 January 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Jan-Mar;27(1):3502-3505
Snezha Zlateva1, 2, Petko Marinov1, 2, Georgi Bonchev1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
1) Clinic for Intensive Treatment of Acute Intoxications and Toxicoallergies, Naval Hospital – Varna, Military Medical Academy, Bulgaria
2) Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University – Varna, Bulgaria.

Purpose: To research the frequency of acute alcohol intoxications among young people of age 10-18 in Varna region within the time frame 2015-2017 and to examine the correspondent parent behavior.
Material/Methods: A total of 159 adolescents were examined. All of them were registered patients of the Clinic for Intensive Treatment of Acute Intoxications and Toxicoallergies at the Naval Hospital – Varna. Alcohol dependence was studied by means of CAGE test. The evaluation of the parent behavior was done in accordance with Robert's methodology and involved 54 parents.
Results: It was demonstrated that the initial alcohol consumption age is very low, approximately 10-11. Acute alcohol intoxications among young people vary from year to year, but such cases were estimated to represent 12-19% of all registered alcohol intoxications in the region studied. Most abused beverage types are spirits and beer; wine is less preferred. The analysis of the parent behavior shows a definite underestimation of the problem in both sociological consequences and health risks directions.

Keywords: alcohol, adolescents, epidemiology, parent behavior, risks,

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Please cite this article as: Zlateva S, Marinov P, Bonchev G. Epidemiology of alcohol intoxications among adolescents in Varna region for 2015-2017 and study of parent behavior. J of IMAB. 2021 Jan-Mar;27(1):3502-3505. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021271.3502

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Georgi Bonchev, PhD, Head, Laboratory of Analytical Toxicology, Military Medical Academy, Naval Hospital – Varna; 3, Hristo Smirnenski Str., 9010 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: toxilab.varna@abv.bg

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Received: 11 July 2019
Published online: 07 January 2021

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