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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

Alcohol, Anger and Genetics May Increase the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent, affecting individuals from adolescence through adulthood. While alcohol is a known contributing cause of IPV, researchers are examining why some individuals who drink become violent but others who drink...
18-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Certain Types of Media Activity Among Youth May Be Linked to Certain Psychopathologies

Adolescence is a critical time for development of the brain, as well as accompanying cognitive and socioemotional abilities. It is also a time of high media activity. Results of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study that examined...
13-Jun-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Still no “magic bullet” treatment for a hangover … yet

Alcohol hangovers are more significant and costly than people realize, new research shows. Although individuals may be “street legal” to drive a car, or go to work and operate machinery, they can be just as impaired with a hangover as if they...
12-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding College Students Who Most Often Drink Before an Event (“Pregaming”)

“Pregaming” is defined as drinking alone or with other people before going to an event or get-together where alcohol may be present. Pregaming often involves rapid drinking, which can quickly produce high blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) that...
13-Jun-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Prevention Approach: School-Based “Cooperative Learning” Can Reduce Deviant Behaviors

Cooperative learning refers to group-based learning activities that teachers can use to encourage academic involvement and achievement while simultaneously addressing deviant peer influences that may lead to alcohol use. Early results form a study...
11-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Voices of Recovery:” An important reminder of the humanity behind addiction

Many people have opinions about alcoholism and alcoholics, but few have heard the stories of those afflicted with the disease. A plenary session at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June...
11-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Addictions are diseases of the brain, not personality defects or criminal behavior

Alcohol dependence, and opiate, cocaine and other stimulant addictions, are all diseases of the brain that have behavioral manifestations and they are not due to criminal behavior alone or to antisocial or "weak" personality disorders. These...
10-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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