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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

Pre-Treatment Change in Drinking Predicts Treatment Outcomes in People With Alcohol Use Disorder

Treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) often involves a course of counseling aimed at changing the patient’s drinking behavior. Many studies have explored how alcohol use changes during and after treatment, but few have focused on change that...
1-Nov-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Highlights Impact of Drinking in Pregnancy and Informs Regional Prevention Strategies

Drinking in pregnancy can harm a developing baby. The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) describes the range of effects that can be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), the most severe form,...
1-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neuroimaging Highlights Links between Self Control and Alcohol Use Disorder

Excessive and harmful drinking is a key feature of an alcohol use disorder. The causes of substance use disorders are complex, but deficiences in certain aspects of self-control have been implicated. A tendency to react hastily and seek out risky...
1-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Severe Alcohol Problems Predicted Among Heavy-Drinking College Students using Behavioral Economics

Most people drink less in situations where there are constraints on alcohol use. The sensitivity of alcohol use to the constraint of drink price can be assessed using an ‘alcohol purchase task’, whereby individuals specify how many drinks they...
25-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study highlights overdose risks of alcohol used with other drugs

Only one in five non-fatal alcohol overdoses results from use of alcohol alone, according to a study of patients in a large addiction treatment facility, with most alcohol overdoses involving concomitant use of other drugs. Alcohol can interact with...
7-Oct-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Binge-drinking when young could have long-term repercussions for heart health

Moderate drinking has been linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease in several studies. However, the relationship between alcohol and heart disease remains controversial and is challenging to assess. Most available data are from prospective...
26-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tech-delivered CBT shows promise for alcohol treatment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, and is a proven treatment for alcohol use disorder. However, the training and expert supervision needed to deliver consistent, high-quality...
26-Sep-2019 11:05 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.

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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