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Liquor Stores are Linked to a Higher Number of Neighborhood Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the U.S. have steadily increased during recent years. In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed and 70,000 injured. Prior research showed an association between the number of neighborhood alcohol stores and risk of...
9-Aug-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Type and Number of Drinker-related Harms Differ by Proximity and Gender

While many people consider drinking to be a pleasurable activity at home or in social venues with friends, it can result in harm to the user and to others who are affected by the user’s drinking. These harms can include inter-personal violence,...
18-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reminder Emails after a Computer-based Intervention Help Some College Students Reduce Their Drinking

College students entering adulthood often drink too much. Negative consequences can include missed classes, poor grades, a wide array of injuries, and even assault. Many academic institutions have addressed this problem by offering...
6-Jul-2018 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alcoholics Continue to Have Problems with Emotional Communication Despite Abstinence

An important part of communication is non-verbal. Most people who engage in social interactions recognize a range of emotional states reflected in other people’s facial expressions, body postures, and/or tone of voice. Alcoholism has been linked...
5-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Twenty Years Later: Revisiting Individuals Previously Diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorders

Alcohol-related problems often begin in the late teens to early twenties, then decrease as drinkers grow older. However, recent reports indicate greater-than-expected problematic drinking by older populations. There are limited ways to predict which...
2-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People with Alcohol Problems Tend to Wrongly Identify Emotional Faces as Hostile

The ability to recognize emotion in others’ facial expressions is an important social skill for interpersonal relationships, work interactions, and family life. Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are linked to a number of deficits in reasoning and...
2-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People with Hepatitis C Infection and Alcohol Problems Face Greater Psychiatric and Immune Complications

Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a contagious liver disease with symptoms that range from mild illness for a few weeks to serious, lifelong liver problems. Veterans with HCV infection are almost three times as likely to have an alcohol...
25-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alcohol Problems Predict Increased Sex without Condoms among Black Gay Men

Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS illness and death in the U.S., accounting for 70 percent of new HIV infections. Furthermore, among men who have sex with men (MSM), black MSM are disproportionately at risk of HIV...
15-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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