Alcohol-Use Disorders

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.

Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs Most Common Among Men, Whites

Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs Most Common Among Men, Whites

Participants who had used substances such as synthetic marijuana or bath salts were also more likely to have used illicit drugs.

Psychedelics Promising for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and PTSD

Psychedelics Promising for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and PTSD

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Although questionable research sidelined psychedelic research decades ago, recent studies indicate they may be useful as a therapy for psychiatric disorders.

Mental Illness Increases Risk of Violence in Released Prisoners

Mental Illness Increases Risk of Violence in Released Prisoners

Female prisoners with a mental illness were twice as likely to be violent after release.

Adolescents With Chronic Illnesses Susceptible to Marijuana, Alcohol

Adolescents With Chronic Illnesses Susceptible to Marijuana, Alcohol

Twenty percent of high school students with conditions including cystic fibrosis and type 1 diabetes have smoked marijuana.

E-Interventions Not Sufficient for Alcohol Misuse

E-Interventions Not Sufficient for Alcohol Misuse

Evidence insufficient in support of electronic interventions to reduce alcohol misuse long term.

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

CBT Effective for Insomnia Comorbid With Psychiatric Disorders

Patients with mental illness who received CBT for insomnia saw symptom improvements in both insomnia and their psychiatric condition.

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