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Not a Trace: Blackout Drinking Reduced by Brief Counseling

Drinking too much too quickly can have many harmful consequences, including alcohol-induced blackouts – where the individual continues to function and make decisions, but later has little or no memory of the events. Blackout drinking is associated...
8-Apr-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cutting down but not out: Drink reduction is a viable goal in treatment for alcohol dependence

Drink reduction goals are achievable and sustainable for people seeking treatment for alcohol dependence, according to new study findings. Sustained abstinence has long been considered the optimal treatment outcome for those with a clinically...
3-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Men with Alcohol-related Cirrhosis are More Likely to Receive Alcohol Treatment than Women with the Disease

Alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Although patients with cirrhosis are routinely encouraged to stop drinking in order to reduce their mortality risk, many continue drinking and do not...
27-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Crowdsourcing to Test Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder

Recruiting participants to test treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is time consuming and expensive, limiting the development of new interventions for the disorder. Crowdsourcing is a sampling method that can effectively and efficiently...
18-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fourth-year College Students Benefit from Less Permissive Parental Attitudes Toward Alcohol Use

Although parents have an important influence on drinking among students during their first year of college, there is limited research addressing whether parenting later in college has a similar effect. Researchers followed 1,429 students at three...
5-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Genes and Brain Structure in Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common addictive disease that affects the brain. The risk of developing AUD is due, nearly equally, to environmental and genetic effects. More than 3,000 genes have been linked to AUD or the response to alcohol....
28-Feb-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Socially Anxious College Students Use Alcohol and Marijuana to Cope with Their Symptoms

Although the use of alcohol and marijuana is common in college students, those who suffer from anxiety symptoms in social settings are particularly vulnerable to problematic use of these substances. Studies have shown that substance use by these...
1-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

“Why are women less likely than men to seek alcohol treatment?”

Only a minority of adults with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) seek treatment for it. Although women are more likely than men to seek treatment for most medical or psychiatric disorders, men are more likely to seek alcohol treatment. To understand...
26-Feb-2019 9:05 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.


  • John Crabbe


    genetics and addiction, Animal Behavior, Animal Models, Drug Treatment, Binge Drinking, Risk Factors, alcohol withdrawal; , Reward, Aversion, Taste, selective breedig
  • Lara Ray


  • Patricia Molina

    Professor and Department Head

    Alcohol, HIV, TBI, metabolic alterations , Muscle, Inflamation
  • Katie Witkiewitz


    alcohol use, alcohol use disorder, harm reduction, , Alcohol Use, Alcohol Use Disorder, harm reduction, moderate alcohol consumption, Mindfulness, reductions in drinking, alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous, behavioral therapy for alcohol, Statistics, alc
  • Ralph Hingson

    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research

    epidemiolgy, Prevention, Underage Drinking, College Drinking, program evaluation, Policy, Alcohol
  • Paula Hoffman


    alcohol tolerance, Alcohol Consumption, genetics and addiction, Neurobiology
  • Kenneth Sher

    Curators' Distinguished Professor

  • Thomas Greenfield

    Scientific Director

    Alcohol, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Mental Health
  • R. Adron Harris

    Associate Director, WCAAR

    Gene Expression and Regulation, Drug Discovery, Receptor Proteins, immune signaling, Neuroscience


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Marisa Silveri
Project Coordinator


Sherry Wasilow, Ph.D.
Science Editor

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