Alcohol Abuse


Ketamine Infusion for Alcohol Use Disorder

February 24, 2020

Researchers tested the effects of ketamine combined with motivational enhancement therapy in adults drinking 5 alcoholic beverages per day.

Gene Mutation Can Raise Risk of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

August 19, 2019

An interplay between genetic and early environmental factors contributes to the development of substance abuse.

Work Stress Takes a Toll on Physicians’ Health

July 03, 2019

The fallout from burnout: alcohol dependence, binge eating, sleep disorders, and general ill health.

Coaching Families to Address Addiction

February 21, 2019

"He'll just have to hit bottom." That bit of outdated advice can be terrifying. How do clinicians trying to help the person with an addiction who refuses to set foot in our office render assistance?

Online Communities for Drug Withdrawal: What Can We Learn?

April 18, 2018

In this age of chat rooms and social media, an ever-growing number of psychiatric patients use the internet to find their treatment community online.

Mini Quiz: Alcohol and Sleep

September 28, 2017

Which sleep parameters are increased in alcohol use disorders? Take the quiz and learn more.

Understanding and Addressing Sleep Disruptions in Alcohol Use Disorders

August 02, 2017

This article reviews current literature on insomnia and alcohol use disorders and highlights assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in patients with comorbid alcohol abuse.

New Insights on Substance Use Disorders

July 28, 2017

A clinical collection on addiction treatment, ADHD and SUDs, important drug indications, vaping, cannabis use, benzodiazepines, the perils of self-medicating and other topics relevant to practicing psychiatrists.

A Landmark Report on Addiction by Our Nation’s Doctor

January 27, 2017

Vivek Murthy, MD presented for the first time a report by a Surgeon General focused solely on addiction and its consequences.

Blood, Truth-and the Decision to Transfuse

June 17, 2016

Does this patient have decision making capacity to refuse a blood transfusion that will likely save his life? You are the ethics consultant, and the decision is yours.