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Stopping Sexual Aggression: Alcohol Can Interfere with Good Intentions

The #MeToo movement that began in 2017 has increased attention to bystander training programs that encourage third-party witnesses to intervene (i.e., become involved in stopping aggression) in high-risk sexual situations. With limited information...
27-Nov-2018 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Depression, Not Anxiety, Predicts Drinking in Adolescent Girls

Internalizing problems such as depression and anxiety, along with alcohol misuse, increase during adolescence. All three predict poor social, academic, and emotional outcomes – particularly for girls. However, it is unclear what relationships...
27-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Working-Memory Training May Help Individuals with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Executive functions of the brain’s frontal lobes help individuals regulate their behavior and work toward long-term goals. Working memory (WM), the ability to maintain and process information during short periods of time, is a critical executive...
16-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Social Support Networks Help Motivate Changes among Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

Automobile crashes related to driving while intoxicated (DWI) account for approximately 30 percent of fatal crashes, and 10,000 deaths annually. Social support – defined as emotional, informational, or instrumental help from individuals' social...
12-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Seniors are Drinking More, Not Less, in their Twilight Years

Just as the population of older adults is increasing worldwide, so too is the number of older adults who consume alcohol. Older adults are more sensitive to the adverse effects of alcohol due to age-related health impairment and physiological...
9-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Abstinence not Required: Individuals with Alcohol Dependence May Benefit from Less Drinking

Individuals who seek help for an alcohol use disorder (AUD) may be presented with either of two treatment goals: abstinence or no heavy-drinking days, which are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in testing medications to treat...
2-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Negative Emotions Regarding Never Deploying Are Related to Alcohol Misuse among Male, But Not Female, Reserve and Guard Soldiers

Research shows that many soldiers who have never been deployed experience negative emotions such as feelings of guilt and decreased value, connectedness, and camaraderie within their unit. Additional research shows that US Army Reserve/National...
29-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Money to Encourage Alcohol Abstinence Can Be Effective

It is estimated that only 20 to 24 percent of individuals with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) ever receive treatment of any kind for their disease. Most of the reasons given for not seeking treatment relate to the person’s inability or...
15-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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