Alcohol-Related Disorder

Decrease in WHO Drinking Risk Level Significantly Reduces Alcohol Dependence

Decrease in WHO Drinking Risk Level Significantly Reduces Alcohol Dependence

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These results support the use of reductions in WHO drinking risk levels as an efficacy outcome in clinical trials.

High-Risk Drinking, Alcohol Use, and Alcohol Use Disorder Prevalence Increase

High-Risk Drinking, Alcohol Use, and Alcohol Use Disorder Prevalence Increase

Alcohol use and high-risk drinking were increased from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013.

Alcohol Addiction Leads to Biological Aging at a Cellular Level

Alcohol Addiction Leads to Biological Aging at a Cellular Level

According to a study presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism, heavy drinking is associated with biological aging at a cellular level.

Alcohol Consumption On the Rise Among Older Adults

Alcohol Consumption On the Rise Among Older Adults

Women over the age of 60 demonstrate an increased an upward trend in the prevalence of current drinking.

Untreated Psychotic Illness: Stemming the Tide

Untreated Psychotic Illness: Stemming the Tide

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Delays in treatment for psychosis can be associated with poorer outcomes.

Gender Differences in Alcohol Use Disappearing

Gender Differences in Alcohol Use Disappearing

Females are also closing the gender gap with regard to health problems associated with alcohol consumption.

Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Alcohol Elucidated

Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Alcohol Elucidated

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Acute exposure to ethanol led to antidepressant and anxiolytic behaviors in rodents for up to 24 hours.

Alcohol Use Disorder Drug Shows Promise

Alcohol Use Disorder Drug Shows Promise

CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

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One topic of criticism is the relative dearth of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of 12-step programs.

Histone Methyltransferase PRDM2 Implicated in Alcohol-dependent Behaviors

Histone Methyltransferase PRDM2 Implicated in Alcohol-dependent Behaviors

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Prdm2 contributes to key behaviors and long-term neuroadaptations associated with alcohol dependence

Female-specific CBT for Women Diagnosed With Alcohol Use Disorder

Female-specific CBT for Women Diagnosed With Alcohol Use Disorder

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Compared with men, women diagnosed with AUD have higher rates of premature death due to alcohol abuse.

Alcohol Consumption and Alzheimer Disease: A Brief Update

Alcohol Consumption and Alzheimer Disease: A Brief Update

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Basic Research Findings for the Practicing Clinician

Childhood ADHD and Adulthood Alcohol Problems: The Role of Emotional Impulsivity

Childhood ADHD and Adulthood Alcohol Problems: The Role of Emotional Impulsivity

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These findings are important, as CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Cognitive Performance in Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder

Cognitive Performance in Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder

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Researchers assessed social cognition and social problem solving abilities by employing ecologically valid scenario-based tests.

Drug Use in America: New Charts Illustrate Nationwide Trends

Drug Use in America: New Charts Illustrate Nationwide Trends

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The report also sheds light on the most significant predictors of substance abuse.

Interactive Effects of Genotype and Childhood Adversity on Alcohol Consumption

Interactive Effects of Genotype and Childhood Adversity on Alcohol Consumption

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Early life trauma interacts with FKBP5 genotype to predict heavy alcohol consumption in college students.

Striatal D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptor Activity Exert Opposite Influences on Alcohol Drinking

Striatal D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptor Activity Exert Opposite Influences on Alcohol Drinking

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Inhibition of D1 dopamine receptors in medium spiny neurons, or excitation of D1 dopamine receptors in medium spiny neurons, of the striatum, attenuated excessive alcohol consumption in mice.

LINKAGE Trial Ups Health Care Engagement In Addiction Treatment Patients

LINKAGE Trial Ups Health Care Engagement In Addiction Treatment Patients

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By taking better care of their health, researchers expect that LINKAGE participants will have better outcomes than usual care participants over time.

Following an Episode of Mania, Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Depression or Anxiety

Following an Episode of Mania, Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Depression or Anxiety

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Bipolar disorder (BD) is typically characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression, but the connection between BD and anxiety needs to be considered.

"Drunkorexia" Linked To Both Eating and Substance Use Disorders

"Drunkorexia" Linked To Both Eating and Substance Use Disorders

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Approximately 40% of American college students engage in binge drinking at least once in the past 2 weeks.

Differences in Alcohol Sales Laws Predict Heart Disease Outcomes

Differences in Alcohol Sales Laws Predict Heart Disease Outcomes

Alcohol consumption may reduce myocardial infarction odds, but up likelihood of atrial fibrillation.

Microstructure of Ethanol Consumption in Rodent Models of Alcoholism

Microstructure of Ethanol Consumption in Rodent Models of Alcoholism

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Comprehensive measurements of drinking behavior during episodes such as binge, abstinence, and relapse are essential to reveal the factors and mechanisms that underlie alcohol abuse and dependence.

Marriage May Protect Against Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder

Marriage May Protect Against Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder

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A direct causal link has been established between marital status and lower risk for development of alcohol use disorder.

Inhibition of Brain Circuitry May Be Effective in Binge Drinking

Inhibition of Brain Circuitry May Be Effective in Binge Drinking

Findings from study may eventually lead to expanded treatment options for binge drinking.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Not Lead to Longer Life

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Not Lead to Longer Life

Researchers say previous findings don't account for those who abstain from alcohol because of illness.

Progressive LGBT Policies in Schools Lower Binge Drinking

Progressive LGBT Policies in Schools Lower Binge Drinking

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Areas with more progressive policies toward lesbians and gays had fewer students engaged in binge drinking.

Botox Helps Ease Anxiety, Depression in Patients With Skin Condition

Botox Helps Ease Anxiety, Depression in Patients With Skin Condition

Reductions in sweat-related health problems, anxiety and depression, symptom severity.

Binge Drinking More Damaging Than Previously Thought

Binge Drinking More Damaging Than Previously Thought

Per experimental study of chronic alcohol use combined with frequent binges.

Ten Percent of Adults Have a Drug-Use Disorder in Their Lifetime

Ten Percent of Adults Have a Drug-Use Disorder in Their Lifetime

About 4% of Americans are currently battling a substance-use disorder.

No Conclusive Link Between Alcohol Consumption and Parkinson's

No Conclusive Link Between Alcohol Consumption and Parkinson's

Inconsistent conclusion among studies looking at the association may be the result of retrospective assessments, definition of drinkers.

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