To discuss the potential factors driving the increasing alcohol use among women as well as potential solutions, we interviewed David Streem, MD, and Leena P. Mittal, MD, FACLP.
The researchers investigated the phenotypic and etiological associations between ADHD and a wide range of physical health conditions across adulthood.
An estimated 741,300 or 4.1 percent of all new cancer cases in 2020 were attributable to alcohol consumption.
How has adolescent substance use and the availability of substances changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers examine the issue.
With the number of studies reporting sexual orientation and gender identity disparities in mental health rising in the past 20 years, sexual and gender minority individuals have been found to be at a greater risk in accessing and maintaining good health than those identifying as heterosexual. Among the highest disparity are those related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
More than 50% of patients with alcohol use disorder develop alcohol withdrawal symptoms within hours of discontinuing or decreasing alcohol use.
Findings based on survey taken before, during COVID-19 pandemic, but actual use did not decline as dramatically
In an effort to improve the use of medications for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD), in 2017 the American Psychiatric Association released guidelines for pharmacological treatment of AUD. But with little known about the prevalence and associations of using medications for AUD, researchers turned their attention to this issue.
Even with public policy initiatives to decrease motor vehicle alcohol-related mortality, motor vehicle crashes are still one of the leading causes of death in those younger than 65 with intoxication playing a role in about one-third of incidents. However, in the past 10 years, ridesharing has become a promising alternative to impaired driving.
With drug use rising, society requires new prevention approaches. The not-for-profit Center for US Policy (CUSP) announced a national contest to identify the “Top 5 Emerging Practices to Prevent Substance Misuse.”