Category: Alcohol

Screening and Behavioral Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Study and Research Book Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Unhealthy alcohol use is defined as a spectrum of behaviors, ranging from risky drinking to alcohol use disorder (AUD), by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). It is the third leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States. The recent USPSTF update to the 2013 recommendation [...]
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Alternative Options to Self-Soothe Other Than Alcohol

Lady using Alternative Options to Self-Soothe by taking a bath When our bodies are under stress, it activates our stress-response system with the goal to maintain homeostasis or a physiological balance. As a result of ongoing stress, this stress-response system can create unwanted emotional experiences like anxiety and depression. This is when it is crucial to find alternative options to self-soothe other than alcohol. When [...]
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Teaching Responsible Drinking at Home, Think Twice!

Students Discussing parents Teaching Teens Responsible Drinking Several parents practice providing alcohol to their teenagers in order to protect them from the risks associated with underage drinking. Yet, this practice holds no evidential support. In fact, a recent study from Australia suggests that it may backfire altogether. According to the study published in Lancet Public Health earlier last year, teens exposed to [...]
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Research and Long-Term Effects of Marijuana and Alcohol Use

Women combining Marijuana and Alcohol Use Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC,  Timberline Knolls Residential Center Society has long maintained that marijuana and alcohol use can result in decreased success. While it is certainly not true that those who struggle with addiction issues are less successful or valuable members of society, a new study from the University of Connecticut Health research department has found that [...]
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Rise of Alcohol Use Disorders in Older Women

Older Woman standing on a deck of a ship contemplating Alcohol Use Disorders in Older Women Contributor: Staff of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center When it comes to alcohol misuse and abuse disorders, many people may generally assume that this is something that commonly affects younger populations, including college students who are more prone to social drinking. However, this stigma overlooks the specific population of older women, who may be at [...]
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