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Improving Long-Term Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder: Brain Imaging Study is a Crucial Step in Understanding Anxiety-Related Relapse in Early Abstinence

Women in early abstinence from alcohol use disorder (AUD) show important alterations in brain connectivity that could underlie anxiety-induced relapse, according to a study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Long-term...
5-Apr-2021 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Why Did You Drink Yesterday?” Young Adults’ Drinking Intensity is Associated with Their Motives for Drinking on that Day

The amount of alcohol an individual consumes on a given day, and the consequences of that drinking, vary according to their motives for drinking. The findings are from a study among young adults reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental...
31-Mar-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

College Students’ Alcohol Use Fell, Not Rose, During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic

College students’ alcohol consumption fell during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, notwithstanding concerns that the pandemic may drive up the risk of problematic drinking, according to new studies in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental...
19-Mar-2021 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dual health-risk behaviors in young adults: Problem drinking and maladaptive eating both linked to the brain’s reward pathway and impulsivity

Risky drinking often co-occurs with maladaptive eating in young adults, according to a study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. While previous research had suggested a link between heavy alcohol use and obesity-related...
12-Mar-2021 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ignition Interlock Devices Help Reduce DUI in Short Term and May Have Unlocked Potential

A new study suggests that devices that prevent drivers from starting their vehicles after drinking, help to reduce drunk driving in the short term and may have additional potential based on a broader research approach. Vehicle crashes involving...
10-Mar-2021 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

People in Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder may Struggle to Abstain During COVID-19 Lockdown

The first-wave COVID-19 lockdown in Barcelona, Spain, has been linked to increased drinking among people recovering from alcohol use disorder (AUD), as reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Pandemic-associated stress has...
10-Mar-2021 8:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Likelihood of Heavy Drinking Changes with the Context of the Drinking Occasion, Reveals Study

The amount of alcohol consumed during a given drinking occasion is strongly associated with the duration of the occasion combined with the beverage type and serving size, according to a study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental...
3-Mar-2021 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Alcohol Plus Cadmium (via Smoking) Can Amplify Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk

Heavy drinking combined with cadmium exposure — most commonly via smoking — escalates the risk of hypertension, according to a new study. Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 26 percent of the global population and is the leading cause of...
24-Feb-2021 4:05 AM 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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