Alcohol Research

Journal covering alcohol research.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter

An Overview of National Alcohol Screening Day: Trends from 2001 to 2003
National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is the nation's largest and most visible community-based intervention targeting alcohol misuse. Established in 1999 through a partnership between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and...
Biomarkers for Alcohol Use and Abuse: A Summary
Clinicians can use several biochemical measurements to objectively assess patients' current or past alcohol use. However, none of these currently available biomarkers--including measures of various liver enzymes and blood volume--are ideal. Several...
Biomarkers of Alcohol Use in Pregnancy
Alcohol use during pregnancy is a significant public health problem. Although most women who drink before pregnancy substantially reduce their consumption or completely stop drinking once they become pregnant, approximately 14 to 22.5 percent of women...
Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems: Factors That Facilitate Implementation
Brief interventions are gaining favor as a means of addressing the problems associated with hazardous and harmful drinking. Brief interventions commonly target people whose levels or patterns of use are not diagnosable as alcohol abuse or dependence....
Screening for Alcohol Problems: What Makes a Test Effective?
Screening tests are useful in a variety of settings and contexts, but not all disorders are amenable to screening. Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and other drinking problems are a major cause of morbidity and mortality and are prevalent in the population;...
Screening in General Health Care
The article "Screening for Alcohol Problems" by Stewart and Connors and other articles in this issue and the companion issue of Alcohol Research & Health examine in detail how screening can be used in a variety of settings to detect harmful alcohol...
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