alcohol use disorder

Parents’ alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. In addition, researchers found that the root causes of teen dating violence can be seen as early as infancy. “Although teen…

Genetics, ethnicity can influence pathway between early drinking and alcohol use disorders

Studies have shown that an early age of drinking initiation (ADI) increases the chance of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD). There is limited evidence that ADI differs across ethnic groups. This study examined whether the pathway from ADI to AUD symptoms by early adulthood is influenced by two factors:…

Binge drinking accelerates alcohol use disorder, but stable daily drinking may be just as risky in the long-term

Prior research suggests that binge drinking may increase people’s risk of developing alcohol use disorders (AUDs), especially adolescents and young adults. It is unclear whether different drinking patterns — for example, intermittent versus regular drinking -have a different impact on the compulsive drinking that characterizes people with AUDs. This study…

Research reveals how family history can affect your memory of hangovers

People with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing a drinking problem, but new research led by Psychologist Dr Richard Stephens at Keele University has found they are also more likely to hold onto the painful memory of hangovers. Dr Stephens’…

More Than 20% of World’s Adults Smoke; 5% Have Alcohol Use Disorder

More than 20 percent of the world’s adult population—one billion people—smoke, while almost 5 percent—240 million—have an alcohol use disorder, according to a new report. Alcohol’s impact in terms of disability is more than three times higher than the impact of illegal drugs, the researchers report in the journal Addiction.…