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Sleep Disruption Predicts Drinking and Cannabis use in Young People, with Middle and High School Students Potentially Most Vulnerable

A five-year study has highlighted the importance of healthy sleep patterns in relation to future binge-drinking and cannabis use in adolescence and young adulthood, as reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The work builds on...
13-May-2022 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Facebook Users’ Language Predicts Who’s at Risk for Dangerous Drinking

The language used in Facebook posts can identify people at risk of hazardous drinking and alcohol use disorders (AUDs), according to a new study. Social media platforms are a “low-cost treasure trove” of data, researchers claim, expanding the...
12-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pregnant Women’s Alcohol Use is Linked to Partners’ Drinking

Pregnant women’s alcohol use is correlated with their partners’ drinking, according to a large European study — and partners are unlikely to meaningfully reduce or halt their alcohol consumption while expecting a baby. The findings may offer a...
11-May-2022 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors Hold Promise for Drinking Self-management

A new generation of wearable alcohol sensor has potential for use as a self-management tool by social drinkers, as reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
11-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Reveals The Divergent Drinking Patterns of US Adults During the Pandemic

A study of adult drinking in the US over time has identified distinct demographic subpopulations with diverging drinking trajectories during the first ten months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although population-wide average drinking increases in the...
6-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Treatment Outcomes in People With Alcohol Use Disorder: Machine Learning Models Predict Heavy Drinking Relapse

Machine learning techniques can be used to predict treatment outcomes among people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Patients often return to heavy drinking during and...
11-Apr-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Did the Early Stages of the Pandemic Affect Alcohol Use in Different Countries?

A review of studies exploring changes in alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an increase in problematic alcohol use in some countries. Overall, the pandemic’s impact on drinking was mixed, and likely dependent on multiple factors...
9-Apr-2022 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Even “Sober” Driving May Be Impaired by Residual Alcohol Effects and Fatigue

Adults who attended a four-day music festival subsequently exhibited diminished attentional performance that could have impaired their driving even after they were no longer intoxicated, an innovative study suggests. Alcohol is known to affect...
8-Apr-2022 6:05 AM EDT 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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