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Woebot significantly reduces substance use during the pandemic

Reports of increased alcohol use began early in the pandemic and, with many counseling services and physicians’ offices closed or more difficult to access, therapists worried that an increasing number of patients with substance use disorders would be unable to find effective treatment. In that gloomy setting, San Francisco-based Woebot Labs Inc. reported cheering news in the October issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
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Alcohol Abuse: A Brief (But Helpful) Guide For Drinkers

This post contains affiliate links. As an affiliate of programs including Amazon and BetterHelp, we make commissions from qualifying sales. In the United States, approximately 95,000 people die each year from alcohol-related accidents and diseases. Aside from tobacco, alcohol is the single most lethal controlled substance available for legal purchase.
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Shropshire Star

Call for businesses to back conference warning of the dangers of workplace drinking

A charity is appealing to businesses to sponsor a unique conference warning of the dangers of workplace drinking. Share Shrewsbury, founded by former mayor Jane Mackenzie, is organising a ground-breaking two-day international conference ‘Alcohol – sharing the truth’ on November 18 and 19. She said: “We are inviting our wonderful...
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Pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder is underutilized in Sweden, finds study

Only a minority of Swedes with alcohol use disorders are prescribed alcohol medication, a situation that has remained largely unchanged in the country since the mid-2000. That is according to a study at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Prescriptions of alcohol medication are also unevenly distributed in the society, the study found.
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madisoncollege.edu

Monday Motivation for Staying Safe

Most students who drink alcohol do it in a way that is not too risky. For some however, alcohol use leads to real problems with schoolwork, relationships, legal issues, and mental health concerns, in addition to actual alcohol dependence. Recent research suggests that the link between alcohol and cancer is more significant than previously thought, and that the more you drink the higher the cancer risk.
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MedicalXpress

Only a minority of those with alcohol use disorders receives medication

Only a minority of Swedes with alcohol use disorders are prescribed alcohol medication, a situation that has remained largely unchanged in the country since the mid-2000. That is according to a study at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Prescriptions of alcohol medication are also unevenly distributed in the society, the study found.
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Williston Daily Herald

Common signs of alcohol dependence

There is a difference between appreciating the subtle flavors of a favorite wine at dinner or enjoying a beer while watching a ballgame and needing alcohol to function. Spotting the differences requires developing a familiarity with the symptoms of alcohol dependence, also called alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD). In...
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Recognizing Alcoholism

Alcoholism is characterized through a strong, often uncontrollable desire on behalf of alcohol. Naturally, the more someone drinks, the extra accustomed their body becomes to the effects of alcohol, so they have to drink more than before to feel a ‘high’. This produces what is known as tolerance. Tolerance often results in physical dependence on the material, which be able to develop into alcohol addiction.
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Combined cigarette and alcohol cues intensify motivation to continue substance use

Researchers at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York have explored the motivational impact of cigarette and alcohol "cues", with important implications for understanding and treating addiction and relapse. Over time, individuals who drink heavily and smoke cigarettes frequently begin to associate simple stimuli in their environment—such as the sight or smell of a lit cigarette or their favorite drink—with the rewarding effects of the substance.
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