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Drinking among sport-playing college students is strongly influenced by peer perceptions

Alcohol misuse among college students remains a major public health concern. Students’ perceptions of how much their peers are drinking, and of peers’ attitudes to alcohol, are known to be a key influence on their own alcohol use. Two distinct...
9-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Beyond the binge: Extreme drinking common among working-age adults

Binge drinking is a common and harmful pattern of alcohol use, often defined as consuming at least four (for women) or five (for men) drinks in one drinking episode. However, some people drink well beyond this, consuming two or even three times the...
9-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Maturing Out of Alcohol Use in Young Adulthood

Rates of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder peak in the late adolescent and early adult age-group (19-25 years), before decreasing from around age 26. This supports the notion that many young people ‘mature out’ of heavier drinking...
8-Jan-2020 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

To BOLDly Go (or No-go): Brain imaging predicts frequent binge drinking in adolescents

A study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research could inform efforts to prevent adolescents from escalating to harmful patterns of drinking. Binge drinking in adolescence has many short- and long-term heath...
4-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Starting drinking young predicts hospital admission for acute intoxication

In studies, younger age at first alcohol use has been associated with later alcohol problems in adult life, including heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder. That is the reason why around the world, as in the Netherlands, a key aim of alcohol...
27-Nov-2019 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How your drinking co-workers affect the workplace

Excessive drinking by workers can place a burden on colleagues, whether through absenteeism, reduced productivity or alcohol-related accidents in the workplace. Research in high-income countries has revealed the high economic cost of co-workers’...
26-Nov-2019 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Parents matter – protecting kids from risky drinking

Many parents permit their adolescent children to drink alcohol, believing this helps teach them responsible use and avoids the appeal of ‘forbidden fruit’.
20-Nov-2019 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cerebellum and cognition: Impact of co-use of alcohol and cigarettes

There is consistent evidence that having an alcohol use disorder is associated with abnormalities in the cerebellum, a structure attached to the bottom of the brain that is involved in coordinating posture and balance but also in supporting some...
14-Nov-2019 5:05 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.

Experts

  • John Crabbe

    Professor

    Keywords:
    genetics and addiction, Animal Behavior, Animal Models, Drug Treatment, Binge Drinking, Risk Factors, alcohol withdrawal; , Reward, Aversion, Taste, selective breedig
     
     
  • Katie Witkiewitz

    Professor

    Keywords:
    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
     
     
  • Kenneth Sher

    Curators' Distinguished Professor

    Keywords:
    Alcohol
     
     
  • Lara Ray

    Professor

    Keywords:
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  • Patricia Molina

    Professor and Department Head

    Keywords:
    Alcohol, HIV, TBI, metabolic alterations , Muscle, Inflamation
     
     
  • Paula Hoffman

    Professor

    Keywords:
    alcohol tolerance, Alcohol Consumption, genetics and addiction, Neurobiology
     
     
  • R. Adron Harris

    Associate Director, WCAAR

    Keywords:
    Gene Expression and Regulation, Drug Discovery, Receptor Proteins, immune signaling, Neuroscience
     
     
  • Ralph Hingson

    Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research

    Keywords:
    epidemiolgy, Prevention, Underage Drinking, College Drinking, program evaluation, Policy, Alcohol
     
     
  • Thomas Greenfield

    Scientific Director

    Keywords:
    Alcohol, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Mental Health
     
     

Contacts

Debra Sharp
Director

DebbyRSA@sbcglobal.net

512-454-0022

Marisa Silveri
Project Coordinator

msilveri@mclean.harvard.edu

617-855-2920

Sherry Wasilow, Ph.D.
Science Editor

msilveri@mclean.harvard.edu

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