Nature and Course of Clinician and Self-Rated Depressive Features in Persons with Alcohol Use Disorders: A Preliminary Prospective Study among Men Seeking Treatment

Gopalakrishnan, U., Sarkar, S., Balhara, Y. P. S., & Lal, R. (2022). Nature and course of clinician- and self-rated depressive features in persons with alcohol use disorders: A preliminary prospective study among men seeking treatment Adiktologie, 22(3), 204–212.
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INTRODUCTION: The trajectory and nature of depression in patients with alcohol use disorder as they enter treatment needs to be understood better. This study assessed the nature and course of depressive features among male patients with alcohol use disorder.

Global Alcohol Policy Conference - Cape Town 24-26 October 2023

Cape Town, South Africa,

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC2023), “Investing in People before Profits: Building Momentum towards the Framework Convention on Alcohol Control,” will be held from 24 - 26 October 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa with pre-conference/post conference events held before/after the 3-day meeting.

Health and cancer risks associated with low levels of alcohol consumption

Anderson, B. O., Berdzuli, N., Ilbawi, A., Kestel, D., Kluge, H. P., Krech, R., Mikkelsen, B., Neufeld, M., Poznyak, V., Rekve, D., Slama, S., Tello, J., & Ferreira-Borges, C. (2023). Health and cancer risks associated with low levels of alcohol consumption. The Lancet Public Health, 8(1), e6–e7.

"According to the latest WHO estimates, alcohol consumption contributed to 3 million deaths in 2016 globally and was responsible for 5·1% of the global burden of disease and injury."

This statement, published in the Lancet Public Health, outlines the latest statistics relating to the harm that alcohol causes different populations nd describes the link between alcohol consumption and cancer.

SARN Early Career Researcher Conference

Edinburgh, United Kingdom,

The Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) Early Career Researcher Conference (ECR) is taking place on Monday 23 January 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. This networking event will take place in person from 13:00-17:00 GMT and lunch will be served to all attendees. 

Targeted epigenomic editing ameliorates adult anxiety and excessive drinking after adolescent alcohol exposure

Bohnsack, J. P., Zhang, H., Wandling, G. M., He, D., Kyzar, E. J., Lasek, A. W., & Pandey, S. C. (2022). Targeted epigenomic editing ameliorates adult anxiety and excessive drinking after adolescent alcohol exposure. Science advances, 8(18), eabn2748.
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Adolescent binge drinking is a major risk factor for psychiatric disorders later in life including alcohol use disorder. Adolescent alcohol exposure induces epigenetic reprogramming at the enhancer region of the activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc) immediate-early gene, known as synaptic activity response element (SARE), and decreases Arc expression in the amygdala of both rodents and humans.

People, Planet, or Profit: alcohol’s impact on a sustainable future

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Institute of Alcohol Studies

Alcohol is a discretionary, non-essential product that causes over 200 health conditions.1 The harm that alcohol causes to health, society and the economy is already well-known. However, the damage caused to the environment, sustainable development, and human rights across the lifecycle of alcoholic products has received little attention so far.