alcohol

“Hidden gem” from the ’70s suggests counsellors generate the outcomes they expect. An Effectiveness Bank analysis

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Alcohol Health & Research World: 1977, 1, p. 16-22.
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The Effectiveness Bank has stopped routinely issuing research analyses, but we couldn’t leave this gem from the ’70s figuratively gathering dust on the shelves of the British Library. Belied by an under-stated presentation, its practice implications are profound for treatment staff supporting clients with an apparently unpromising prognosis.

Are former heavy drinkers in the UK less likely to identify as being in recovery compared to those in the USA? A pilot test

Citation
Cunningham, J.A., Godinho, A. Are former heavy drinkers in the UK less likely to identify as being in recovery compared to those in the USA? A pilot test. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 74 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00412-8
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The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) movement created the term "in recovery" to express the continuing requirement for vigilance in order to sustain sobriety (which includes abstinence from alcohol intake) and avoid a return to dangerous drinking. This term, or identity, may be adopted by someone who considers themselves to be in recovery for the rest of their lives.

Women and alcohol

Online,

The alcohol research interest group (ARIG) is hosting a webinar on Alcohol and Women.

The event will take place on the 14th of October.

Speakers:

Dr Emily Nicholls

'I just feel nice with a glass of wine': Doing 'girliness' and 'classiness' through alcohol consumption on a Girls' Night Out

Dr Amanda Atkinson

NordAN conference 2021

Vilnius, Lithuania,

The NordAN Conference and General Assembly meeting will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 19-20, 2021. In case the COVID situation doesn´t allow a physical gathering, the meetings will move online.

2021 MCA Symposium on Alcohol & Health

Online,

The MCA Annual Symposium is a key event in the alcohol and health field. The symposium attracts delegates from clinical, policy and research backgrounds and across all the health specialties and disciplines.

The 2021 MCA Symposium is on the theme of Interventions and Recovery and includes a programme of world-class speakers.

Evaluation of neurotrophic factors and education level as predictors of cognitive decline in alcohol use disorder

Citation
Requena-Ocaña, N., Araos, P., Flores, M. et al. Evaluation of neurotrophic factors and education level as predictors of cognitive decline in alcohol use disorder. Sci Rep 11, 15583 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95131-2
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Abstract

Cognitive reserve (CR) is the capability of an individual to cope with a brain pathology through compensatory mechanisms developed through cognitive stimulation by mental and physical activity. Recently, it has been suggested that CR has a protective role against the initiation of substance use, substance consumption patterns and cognitive decline and can improve responses to treatment.