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People Who Tend to Act Rashly When Upset May Anticipate Greater Positive and Negative Effects from Drinking Alcohol

People who tend to act rashly when upset may be more likely to expect alcohol to affect them—both positively and negatively—and may be more likely to want to drink to improve their mood. Mood changes, whether positive, negative, or neutral, did...
22-Feb-2024 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Music Exposes Listeners to Alcohol References, Potentially Influencing Drinking

At least one in four contemporary songs references alcohol, according to an analysis of multiple studies that hints at the effects of music exposure on listeners’ drinking.
14-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Intersectional Study of Alcohol Treatment Completion Reveals Significantly Greater Disparities for Women of Color Than Examining by Race or Gender Alone

An intersectional study of alcohol treatment completion rates reveals striking disparities for racial and ethnic minoritized women when compared to White men.
29-Jan-2024 10:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Signs of Accelerated Aging Found in Brains of Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder

The brains and blood of people with a history of excessive drinking show cellular evidence of premature aging.
22-Jan-2024 10:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Many Close Relatives of People with Alcohol Use Disorder Experience Similar Cognitive Weaknesses, Manifesting as Social and Emotional Struggles

Many people with a family history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) struggle with certain cognition issues that often accompany AUD itself, even if they don’t themselves drink dangerously, according to a novel study. The findings suggest that these...
15-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brief Alcohol Intervention for Heavy Drinkers Led to Safer Drinking Behaviors Among Their Close Social Network Connections, in a Study of First-Year College Students

Following a brief intervention delivered to certain heavy drinkers, alcohol use and risky social ties decreased among those students’ close social connections who were also heavy drinkers, according to a novel study of first-year college...
15-Jan-2024 9:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Magnetic Brain Stimulation is a Promising Treatment for Veterans with Alcohol Use Disorder and Depressive Symptoms Study Suggests

Veterans with alcohol use disorder (AUD) appear to benefit from a non-invasive technique that uses magnetism to stimulate neurons in areas of the brain linked to psychiatric disorders.
6-Jan-2024 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hepatitis Linked to Alcohol Increasingly Drove Emergency Department Visits, Especially Among Younger Adults, In Recent Years

Hepatitis linked to alcohol, the most severe form of alcohol-associated liver disease, is increasingly prevalent, severe, and likely to involve emergency departments, according to a new analysis.
6-Jan-2024 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) provides a forum for communication among researchers who share common interests in understanding the disease of alcoholism and alcohol’s various effects, both positive and negative, on the body and behavior. The Society's purpose is to promote research that can lead the way toward prevention and treatment of alcoholism, and a reduction in the harmful effects of alcohol in society. RSA is the leading international society of research scientists working on alcohol problems, with over 1,500 members in the United States and around the world.



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