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Text-Messaging Can Help Liver-Transplant Candidates Maintain Sobriety

Each year in the U.S., more than 40,000 patients need a liver transplant because of complications associated with cirrhosis and liver failure. Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) alone accounts for nearly 30 percent of all liver transplants, yet up...
27-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Alcohol Intervention for Emerging Adults Who Are Not Attending College

Emerging adulthood (between ages 18-25) is a period of critical vulnerability for problematic alcohol use. A substantial amount of research has examined alcohol risks in college-student populations, while much less research has focused on emerging...
22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Beyond Abstinence: Well-Being Also Matters

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and recovery research typically focuses on outcomes such as 'days abstinent.' Yet the degree to which individuals may be functioning better physically, socially and psychologically, how happy they may be, and...
20-Feb-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Analysis: Female Drivers Convicted for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Women have become increasingly involved in drunk driving and fatal crashes. However, much of the research on drunk driving has been conducted using predominantly male samples. Little is known about the life context, psychiatric histories, and family...
8-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Naltrexone Treatment Is More Effective for Heavy Drinkers Who Use Nicotine/Cigarettes

There are medications available to help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol reduce or stop their drinking. One such medication is the opioid antagonist naltrexone, which has been approved for treatment of alcohol dependence by the Food and...
7-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

University Women: Gender Parity in Underage Drinking

Binge or heavy episodic drinking (HED) – defined as four or more drinks in a two-hour period – among U.S. university women has increased by 40 percent during the past 30 years. This dramatic development suggests that women are “closing the...
2-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genetic Epidemiology: Examining the Masses to Better Understand the Individual

Genetic epidemiology is the study of how genetic factors may influence health. Twin and adoption studies have shown that about half of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is due to differences in the genotypes that people carry, yet few...
31-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Northern Plains American Indians: Reasons for Alcohol- and Drug-Related Hospitalizations

American Indians who drink alcohol are often collectively characterized as having greater risks for alcohol problems, alcohol misuse, and alcohol-use disorders. Indeed, despite high abstinence rates, American Indians experience elevated rates of...
25-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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