Alcohol Research

Journal covering alcohol research.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 4, 2000

Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying the Link between Smoking and Drinking
Many people use both alcohol and nicotine (i.e., cigarettes and other tobacco products). The behavioral effects of these two drugs differ, and they do not act on the same target sites in the brain, although they may share, or partly share, certain properties....
Co-Occurring Risk Factors for Alcohol Dependence and Habitual Smoking
Smoking and alcohol dependence frequently occur together, and both behaviors are determined in part by genetic influences. The Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), which is investigating the genetic factors contributing to alcohol...
Epidemiologic Analysis of Alcohol and Tobacco Use
Patterns of Co-Occurring Consumption and Dependence in the United States Epidemiologists have conducted nationwide surveys, such as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) and the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS), to estimate the prevalence...
Preventing Alcohol and Tobacco Use through Life Skills Training: Theory, Methods, and Empirical Findings
Rates of drinking and smoking increase among high school students as they age. Therefore, prevention programs that target youth either before or during junior high school may help prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (A TOD) use during high school....
Smoking and the Genetic Contribution to Alcohol-Dependence Risk
Genes influence a person's risk of becoming a smoker as well as the risk of alcohol dependence. Because substantially higher rates of smoking are observed in alcoholics than in control groups, uncovering the mechanisms underlying this association may...
Sociocultural Influences on Smoking and Drinking
Numerous research studies have shown that sociocultural factors influence the initiation and continued use of alcohol and tobacco among adolescents and adults. Few studies have examined the effects of sociocultural factors on the tendency of smokers...
The Effects of Tobacco Use during and after Pregnancy on Exposed Children: Relevance of Findings for Alcohol Research
Relevance of Findings for Alcohol Research Alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy have both been associated with a number of adverse effects on the growth, cognitive development, and behavior of the exposed child. Understanding the effects of prenatal...
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