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Linking brain network “profiles” to treatment outcomes among individuals with co-occurring alcohol use and posttraumatic stress disorders

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) frequently co-occur with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and this dual diagnosis often results in poorer treatment outcomes than for either disorder alone. An innovative study uses pre-treatment functional...
16-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Size Matters: Higher Licensed Venue Capacity Linked to Greater Risk of Alcohol-Related Violence

Disproportionately more assaults occur in higher-capacity licensed venues than in their smaller counterparts, according to an Australian study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Licensed premises are high-risk settings for...
18-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alcohol Use Among Sexual Minority Adolescents is Linked to Discrimination and Stigmatization

Sexual minority adolescents – lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth – are at an increased risk for substance use, including alcohol. A new study finds that discriminatory and stigmatizing experiences may be to blame. These results and others will be...
14-Jun-2021 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Primary Care-based Resources Can Successfully Address Alcohol-use Problems

Few patients with alcohol-use problems who might benefit from either pharmacotherapy or specialized addiction treatment typically receive care. That may now change owing to a pilot study which examined the feasibility of providing a real-time video...
14-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Pandemic Drinking: Increases Among Women, Black Adults, and People with Children

Risky drinking has been a public health concern in the U.S. for decades, but the significant increase in retail alcohol sales following COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders in particular raised red flags for alcohol researchers. New research has...
13-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Positive Reinforcement of Social Networking Sites Can Increase Behaviors like Binge Drinking

Social-media sites – for example, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook – that provide clear networking functions such as liking, sharing, commenting, and personal messaging with other users or “followers” are popular among youth. They have also...
13-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

About the Cannabis and Alcohol Relationship: It’s Complicated

Not only is cannabis the most commonly used illicit – in a number of states – drug among people who drink alcohol, cannabis is also by far the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. overall. New research findings tease out the nuanced...
13-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Alcohol Consumption Is Far From ‘One Size Fits All’

An ongoing analysis of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol and related outcomes shows that COVID-related stressors experienced by study participants – including work-, financial-, and family-related stressors – are having a varied...
13-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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