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Article ID: 700776

Self-Regulation Significant to Overcoming Early Adversity

University of Georgia

“Would you rather have $14 today or $25 in 19 days?” Researchers studied adults aged 18-25 from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and found that self-regulation may hold the key to helping young adults overcome their risk for developing alcohol and drug problems

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19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700374

Alcohol and Marijuana Use May Increase when Marijuana is Used by Young Adult Drinkers

Research Society on Alcoholism

The risks of alcohol consumption differ by the presence or absence of simultaneous use of other substances, the most common one being marijuana. Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use may increase alcohol-related risks and societal costs. This paper examined historical changes in simultaneous alcohol/marijuana use among young adult alcohol users from 1977 – 2016.

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11-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 699729

The Contribution of Genetics to Alcohol Use and Eating-Disorder Symptoms in Girls

Research Society on Alcoholism

Prior research has shown that alcohol use disorders and eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa – binge eating often followed by self-induced vomiting – may have a shared genetic risk. It is unclear, however, whether this risk extends to eating-disorder symptoms other than those associated with bulimia nervosa. This study examined several measures of alcohol use and drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction, which are core eating-disorder symptoms, in adolescent female and male twins.

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29-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699795

Learning and the Teen Brain: Driving, SATs, and Addiction?

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Teens are more prone to addiction because it’s a form of learning. Just as it’s easier for a younger brain to pick up new languages, athletic techniques, or musical instruments, it’s easier for them to pick up addictions.

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30-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699475

Young Adults are More Permissive of Partial versus Complete Blackouts

Research Society on Alcoholism

Blackouts refer to partial or complete memory loss of events that occur while individuals are drinking. These individuals maintain consciousness during the event and may even be able to engage in complex behaviors such as conversing or driving. This study examined young adults’ perceptions of complete memory loss (“en bloc”) blackouts, and off-and-on memory loss (fragmentary) blackouts.

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23-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 699476

Child Mistreatment Is Linked to Alcohol-Use Problems via Impulsive Decisions

Research Society on Alcoholism

Young adults who report mistreatment (‘maltreatment’ by the authors) during childhood often demonstrate poor decision-making skills and are at risk for developing alcohol or other drug (AOD) problems, in particular when around peers. Research suggests that decision-making depends on a person’s ability to regulate him/herself during socially stressful situations. This study examined relationships between child mistreatment and AOD problems, with a focus on lack of self-regulation by the young adults as a key risk factor.

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23-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 698999

Alcohol Use Disorders Have Long-Term Effects on Brain Structure and Cognitive Function

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are known to adversely impact brain structure and function. Although recovery of brain morphology and function has been reported following abstinence from long-term alcohol use, some structural (e.g., brain area volumes and connections) and functional (e.g., cognitive) abnormalities due to long-term effects of AUDs may persist even after abstinence from alcohol. To further our understanding, scientists assessed the consequences of long-term alcohol use on brain circuitry, structural impairment patterns, and the impact of these impairments on cognitive function among individuals with AUDs who were abstinent.

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14-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 698937

Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Could Enhance the Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

University of Portsmouth

A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.

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14-Aug-2018 6:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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