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Physical Activity + Fitbit Help Women During Early Alcohol Recovery

The first three months of sobriety pose the greatest risk for relapse, and the greatest challenge for intervention efforts. Results from a pilot study suggest that a lifestyle physical activity intervention supported by a Fitbit device can...
19-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genes Are Not Fixed, Experience and Exposure Can Change Them

Epigenetics refers to how certain life circumstances can cause genes to be silenced or expressed, become dormant or active, over time. New research shows that adolescent binge drinking can lead to epigenetic reprogramming that predisposes an...
19-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drinking Makes You Older at the Cellular Level

The more alcohol that people drink, the more their cells appear to age. In a new study that will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28, researchers found that alcoholic...
19-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting 2017: Featured Research Findings

The 40th annual Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Scientific Meeting will take place June 25-28 in Denver, Colorado. RSA 2017 provides a meeting place for scientists and clinicians from across the country, and around the world, to interact. The...
21-Jun-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heavy-Drinking Mothers Linked to Their Child’s Path Toward the Justice System

This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead to many negative outcomes across an individual’s life span. Such outcomes can...
20-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drinking During Adolescence Can Alter Brain Cell Nerve Growth

The developmental period from adolescence to adulthood is accompanied by a greater vulnerability to addictions – including alcohol use disorders – than is seen in other periods of life. This increased risk may be due to genetic predisposition,...
12-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Complex Links Between Latino Acculturation and Drinking

“Acculturation” occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the beliefs and behaviors of another group. Research on alcohol use among Latino populations often focuses on acculturative processes and associated stressors that influence...
12-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Naltrexone: Injectable or Oral?

Medications can help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. One medication that can reduce alcohol craving and help promote recovery is naltrexone, which is approved for treatment of alcohol dependence by the Food and Drug Administration. It...
8-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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