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Few Americans With Alcohol Use Disorder or Dependence Have Access to or Use Medications for Alcohol Treatment

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.

Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Traumas and Convictions for Driving Impairment Decreased After Rideshare Service Was Launched

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.

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