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CBT reduces drink─driving among individuals with a first-time DUI offense

CBT is a counseling approach that addresses how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence each other in both healthy and harmful ways. It is already proven to be an effective treatment for alcohol use disorder, but has not been widely...
29-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wearable Alcohol Monitors Show Promise in Viability Study ─ with Potential to Fill Huge Public Health Gap

Alcohol biosensors suitable for use by everyday drinkers are a step closer, following a positive study of prototype devices published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Keeping track of alcohol intake can be challenging,...
27-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study highlights gaps and opportunities in emergency room care for intoxicated minors

Alcohol and other drug intoxication in minors is a public health challenge. European surveys reveal that schoolchildren start drinking alcohol at an average age of 12, and a third of Spanish 14 to 18 year-olds admit to binge drinking ─ consuming...
28-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

35-year study explores generational differences in problem drinking

Problem drinking has become more common in the US in recent decades. The San Diego Prospective Study (SDPS), which began in 1978, revealed an almost two-fold increase in alcohol problems and alcohol use disorder among the current generation of...
27-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Difficulty in identifying angry facial expressions linked to interpersonal problems in recovering heavy drinkers

People in early-stage recovery from alcohol use disorder can struggle to recognize facial expressions of emotion ─ particularly anger ─ according to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The findings...
8-Aug-2019 4:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heavier drinking linked to structural brain differences among young men in large brain imaging study

Chronic misuse of alcohol can cause damage to the structure and function of the brain, and this in turn can impair decision-making and further exacerbate problem drinking. The cerebral cortex – a folded layer of cells that forms the outer layer of...
30-Jul-2019 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study participation cuts alcohol use and boosts viral suppression in female drinkers with HIV

Women living with HIV are less likely than men to achieve viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy. Reduction in alcohol use is a possible strategy to improve health outcomes in women with HIV, with evidence that unhealthy alcohol use (>7...
8-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Can’t wait to blackout tonight”: Tweeted Intentions and Motives for Blackout Drinking

Drinking too much too quickly can cause alcohol-induced blackout – where the individual stays conscious but cannot later remember what happened. Blackout drinking can lead to accidents and risky behaviors, and may have long-term effects on brain...
8-Jul-2019 2:05 PM 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.


  • 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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