Stress has more adults drinking and getting high

As disruptions to daily life worsen during the pandemic, more adults report using alcohol and marijuana to cope with stress.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 depression alcohol anxiety stress marijuana health-and-medicine

Some veterans skip VA health care services

Veterans "who screened positive for a mental health problem were significantly less likely to use a health care program of any kind," researchers say.

Kristie Auman-Bauer-Penn State • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression alcohol anxiety health-and-medicine veterans post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Social ties make AA the most effective way to stop drinking

Alcoholics Anonymous is almost always more effective than therapy, a new review shows. AA participation lowered health care costs, too.

Stanford • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: addiction alcohol health-care-costs featured social-lives health-and-medicine

Family history with alcohol may alter how your brain works

If you have a parent with alcohol use disorder, it may affect how your brain transitions from demanding tasks to rest.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: addiction alcohol brains families health-and-medicine

Two traits may link major depression and alcohol dependence

New research on depression and alcohol use suggests that impulsivity and low distress tolerance play a role in comorbidities.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression alcohol stress health-and-medicine

Myth-busting ads cut high-risk college student drinking

A marketing campaign designed to educate college students about the social norms around drinking on campus cut dangerous behaviors and high-risk drinking.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: alcohol advertising social-lives health-and-medicine college-students

Do you flush when you drink? Consider this Alzheimer’s discovery

"Our data suggest that alcohol and Alzheimer's disease-prone genes may put humans at greater risk of Alzheimer's onset and progression."

Stanford • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease alcohol cognition genes brains health-and-medicine

New clues to harsh parenting by moms with alcohol dependence

Observing mothers with substance use disorders and their children suggests some of the triggers for harsh parenting.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Nov. 19, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: alcohol parents childrens-health society-and-culture punishment substance-abuse

Big ad budgets for beer grab teens’ attention

"If you look at beer ads, advertisers are using all the tricks we know work at grabbing children's attention."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers alcohol advertising money health-and-medicine

Brain size may predispose people to drinking more

Researchers thought drinking might result in reduced brain size, but new research turns that idea on its head.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 1, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: addiction alcohol genes brains featured health-and-medicine

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