Alcohol Use Disorder

Unique Neural Activation Pattern in People With Co-Occurring Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder Points to Future Treatment Targets
Nearly 40% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) are considered likely to be affected by alcohol-use disorder (AUD) over their lifetime. Read More
Probing the Role of Impulsive Behaviors in Alcohol Misuse and Suicidality
Heavy drinking and the problematic use of alcohol are widely thought to be relevant factors in assessing an individual’s risk for suicidal behavior. It has been the role of research to investigate… Read More
Probing How Alcohol and Drinking Behaviors Change How Inhibitory Cortical Cells Function
As defined by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse… Read More
Large Genome Study Finds a ‘General Addiction Risk Factor’ Commonly Inherited Across Multiple Substance-Use Disorders
In recent years, studies involving large numbers of individuals have identified numerous locations in the human genome where commonly occurring variations in DNA sequence are associated with… Read More
A Molecule Tested in Higher Primates Reduced Alcohol Consumption By Half
Mammals—including great apes and monkeys as well as early humans—began consuming alcohol from fermented fruit long before humans developed methods to distill alcohol. It is therefore not surprising… Read More