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Alcohol Products Reach Underage Youth Through Magazine Advertising

Alcohol use among underage youth – younger than 21 years of age – remains an important public-health issue, despite a decline in the past decade. The alcohol beverage industry denies that it promotes its products to underage youth. This study...
11-Sep-2017 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alcohol Increases Risk of Road-Traffic Injury in Latin America and the Caribbean

Road-traffic injuries (RTIs), which are often fatal, are regrettable consequences of modern transportation. According to the World Health Organization, low- and middle-income countries have road-traffic fatality rates that are double those of...
11-Sep-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetics and Ethnicity Can Influence Pathway between Early Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders

Studies have shown that an early age of drinking initiation (ADI) increases the chance of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD). There is limited evidence that ADI differs across ethnic groups. This study examined whether the pathway from ADI to...
24-Aug-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Younger Mothers Are More Likely to Engage in Risky Drinking During and After Pregnancy

People tend to adjust behaviors across their lifespans as they adopt new roles – such as marriage or parenting – that are incompatible with prior behaviors. The transition to parenthood appears to be particularly relevant for women, leading to a...
21-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Risk for Regretted Sex Heightened Among Women High in Alcohol Sensitivity

Heavy drinking can have a number of negative consequences, including sex that is later regretted. Low sensitivity (LS) to alcohol’s effects – which characterizes the person who can “drink everyone under the table” – is a known risk factor...
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stress + Alcohol Can Disrupt Cognitive Function, Impair Prefrontal Cortex

Drinking alcohol results in an alcohol use disorder (AUD) when consumption becomes excessive and dependence develops. Both stress and anxiety can contribute to the development of an AUD. Chronic stress can increase drinking, and chronic drinking can...
26-Jul-2017 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do People Decide: Should I Go, Stay, Drink?

Many studies of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) use tasks that involve monetary rewards or losses to examine individual decision-making vis-à-vis alcohol and other substance use. Yet drinking typically occurs in specific social and incentive contexts...
21-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Secondhand Smoke, Now Secondhand Harm From Drinking

It’s no secret that university life often includes alcohol use, which can sometimes cause harm. Yet harm can also extend beyond the drinker, such as “secondhand harm” that is caused by intoxicated people: accidents or domestic, physical, or...
20-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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