Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse

Clinicians will be drawn in by author Charles R. Cross's personal experience documenting, Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain. Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, committed suicide 20 years ago this month.

What medications are FDA approved for alcohol dependence? Take the quiz and learn more.

There is increasing evidence and support for medications for alcohol use disorders to be used in regular clinical practice, and not to be limited to specialty substance abuse settings. Here, special considerations for pharmacologic management.

Alcohol misuse in older adults is often underdiagnosed in medical practice. This age group is rapidly moving into the treatment realm of the practicing general, geriatric, and addiction psychiatrist.

Why do so many die as a consequence of addiction? Sadly—and in some cases disastrously—affected individuals are never offered alternative approaches after one option fails. More in this commentary.

Obesity/respiratory infections; lung disease/cognitive function; Q&A/alcohol dependence. Why are these pairs linked? Get 3 answers plus 2 more questions in this week’s quiz, here.

Changes in cardiac blood flow in embryos exposed to alcohol may lead to the formation of cardiac defects often seen in babies with fetal alcohol syndrome, study finds.


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