NIAAA Webinar: Using New Definitions and Tools to Support Alcohol Recovery

Washington, DC, United States,
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Please join the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for a free, interactive webinar about support for alcohol recovery. 

Each year in the United States, alcohol contributes to more than 200 health conditions and about 99,000 deaths. Alcohol misuse remains a significant public health challenge.

Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say

In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. The authors define stigma as negative attitudes toward people that are based on certain distinguishing characteristics. More than a decade of research has shown that stigma contributes significantly to negative

Vulnerability for Alcohol Use Disorder and Rate of Alcohol Consumption

Gowin, J.L.; Sloan, M.E.; Stangl, B.L.; Vatsalya, V.; and Ramchandani, V.A. Vulnerability for alcohol use disorder and rate of alcohol consumption. The American Journal of Psychiatry 174(11):1094–1101, 2017. PMID: 28774194
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"Binge drinking" may be more prevalent in individuals with an increased vulnerability to alcohol use disorder (AUD) and could act as an early warning indicator.

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide

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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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This Guideis written for primary care and mental health clinicians. It has been produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA),a component of the National Institutes of Health, with guidance from physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and clinical researchers.