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Military Sexual Trauma, Sexual Harassment, sexual trauma, Military Service, Alcohol Problems, US National Guard, US Army Reserve, Operation: SAFETY, men

Military Sexual Trauma Among Men Is Prevalent and Predicts Alcohol Problems Years Later

Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as sexual harassment and/or sexual trauma experienced during the course of military service. It includes uninvited or unwanted verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature, such as attention, verbal remarks, touching, sexual coercion, sexual assault, and rape. It happens to both men and women, and can have not only mental and physical but also behavioral health consequences such as substance use/abuse. Recent findings will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Alcohol Use Disorder, hazardous drinking, loss of control, self-help, Counseling, behavioural therapy, Medication

Not Everyone Who Drinks Too Much Has an Alcohol Use Disorder … but Maybe You Do

Alcohol use exists on a spectrum, ranging from abstinence to low-risk use, to hazardous use, to abuse. Unhealthy drinking includes the last two categories – risky or hazardous use, and drinking that has become a disorder. Both can be identified by amounts consumed, as well as associated behaviors and consequences. Both comprise a red flag for help or change. This real-world advice will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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marijuana risks, marijuana and driving, THC, driving drunk, driving stoned, Traffic Accidents

Marijuana-Positive Drivers Increasing, Alcohol-Positive Drivers Decreasing

In just seven years, the number of marijuana-positive drivers increased 50 percent, according to the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol & Drug Use by Drivers. On the flip side, the percentage of alcohol-positive drivers decreased 77 percent between 1973 and 2013-2014. These results and others will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Wolters Kluwer, Canadian Journal of Addiction, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine

Wolters Kluwer to Publish the Canadian Journal of Addiction

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). Beginning with the December 2017 issue, Wolters Kluwer will publish the Canadian Journal of Addiction, the official journal of the CSAM, as part of its Lippincott journal portfolio.

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Sobriety, Physical Activity, Fitbit, Alcohol Treatment, Depression, Women, ecercise, Mental Health, Relapse, Intervention, Craving, digital fitness

Physical Activity + Fitbit Help Women During Early Alcohol Recovery

The first three months of sobriety pose the greatest risk for relapse, and the greatest challenge for intervention efforts. Results from a pilot study suggest that a lifestyle physical activity intervention supported by a Fitbit device can successfully supplement existing alcohol treatment among depressed women during early recovery. These results will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Epigenetics, epigenetic reprogramming, genes, Adolescence, Binge Drinking, Brain Development, Brain Chemistry, Psychiatric Problems, early life experiences

Genes Are Not Fixed, Experience and Exposure Can Change Them

Epigenetics refers to how certain life circumstances can cause genes to be silenced or expressed, become dormant or active, over time. New research shows that adolescent binge drinking can lead to epigenetic reprogramming that predisposes an individual to later psychiatric disorders such as anxiety. These data will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Cells, Aging, Telomeres, heaving drinking, biological aging, cellular level, telomere shortening, thiamine deficiency

Drinking Makes You Older at the Cellular Level

The more alcohol that people drink, the more their cells appear to age. In a new study that will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28, researchers found that alcoholic patients had shortened telomere lengths, placing them at greater risk for age-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia..

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Epigenetics, telomere length, Fitbit, Military Sexual Trauma, Unhealthy alcohol use, Homeless Youth, Smartphone technology, marijuana and driving

Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting 2017: Featured Research Findings

The 40th annual Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Scientific Meeting will take place June 25-28 in Denver, Colorado. RSA 2017 provides a meeting place for scientists and clinicians from across the country, and around the world, to interact. The meeting also gives members and non-members the chance to present their latest findings in alcohol research through abstract and symposia submissions. Below are eight programming highlights. For full press releases, images or abstracts, email swasilow@shaw.ca.

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distracted driving, Texting and Driving, Mobile Phone, Smartphone, smartphone addiction, technology addiction, Parenting, Teens, teen driving, Teen Driver Safety Research, Teen Driver

Technology Addiction More Likely a Factor for Teen Drivers Texting and Talking with Friends Than with Parents

A new study shows that teens communicating on mobile phones with friends show stronger signs of technology addiction than when communicating with parents.

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Bills, Americans, Insurance

APA Voices Opposition to Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Senate bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would irreparably weaken Medicaid, significantly increase the number of Americans without health insurance coverage and allow states to waive essential health benefits, such as mental and behavioral health care and substance use treatment, according to the American Psychological Association.







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