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Heavy-Drinking Mothers Linked to Their Child’s Path Toward the Justice System

This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead to many negative outcomes across an individual’s life span. Such outcomes can...
20-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drinking During Adolescence Can Alter Brain Cell Nerve Growth

The developmental period from adolescence to adulthood is accompanied by a greater vulnerability to addictions – including alcohol use disorders – than is seen in other periods of life. This increased risk may be due to genetic predisposition,...
12-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Complex Links Between Latino Acculturation and Drinking

“Acculturation” occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the beliefs and behaviors of another group. Research on alcohol use among Latino populations often focuses on acculturative processes and associated stressors that influence...
12-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Naltrexone: Injectable or Oral?

Medications can help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. One medication that can reduce alcohol craving and help promote recovery is naltrexone, which is approved for treatment of alcohol dependence by the Food and Drug Administration. It...
8-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Binge and High-Intensity Drinking Is Increasing for U.S. Young Adults in Their Late 20s

Monitoring changes in drinking patterns and amounts helps researchers, prevention professionals, and treatment providers plan for and respond effectively to personal and public harms associated with alcohol consumption. This information is...
30-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Blink of an Eye May Predict Risk for Alcohol Problems

The startle response, often recorded as an eye-blink reflex, is a defensive measure believed to reflect emotional processing. Patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) show abnormal startle-reflex responses to alcohol-related stimuli. This study...
9-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

France Does Not Have an “Immigrant Paradox” Like the United States Does

Migrating from one country to another can be very stressful for immigrants and their children. In the United States, however, first-generation immigrants (FGIs) have lower rates of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) than Americans despite facing more...
28-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Older, Impoverished African Americans are at High Risk for Binge Drinking

Binge drinking tends to be lower among African Americans and Hispanics than non-Hispanic Whites. However, among older adult populations, minority groups are at higher risk for binge drinking. This study examined whether there was a “crossover...
17-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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