alcohol

PA Liquor Store Closures Put Heavy Drinkers at Risk: Here’s How to Taper

All Pennsylvania liquor stores were closed at 9 pm on March 17 as part of the state’s coronavirus response—in contrast…

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Santa Fe’s Historic Drug Policy Overhaul Centers Alcohol Harm Reduction

Santa Fe, New Mexico is emphasizing alcohol harm reduction in its plan to radically restructure the Southwestern municipality's drug policy…

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“Not Mechanized or Automatic”—Ketamine Researcher Sounds Caution Over Alcohol Study

What really causes you to drink to excess? Elias Dakwar, MD says the answer is more complex than many think.…

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What Do We Know About Ketamine’s Potential to Help Problematic Drinking?

Research published in Nature Communications on November 26 suggests that a single dose of ketamine may help mitigate problematic drinking.…

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My Personal Journey Into Alcohol Harm Reduction

I first realized I had a problem with drinking when I was a year out of college. I was 21…

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Alcohol Must Be Part of the Harm Reduction Conversation

Alcohol is our favorite recreational drug besides caffeine. According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 179 million…

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Since 1999, Indigenous Women Have Faced Highest US Increase in Suicides

On June 20, the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention published an analysis of 2017 data showing that…

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Coercion Into Addiction Treatment Is Ubiquitous: Five Ways It Happens

The range and intensity of coercion in addiction treatment isn’t well recognized. Yet coercion through Alcoholics Anonymous is long-established in…

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Mass. Civil Commitment for Drug Issues Violates Rights, Say Attorneys

People in Massachusetts who are accused of harmful drug use often face court petitions by family members, law enforcement or…

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Deprogramming From AA—When a Fellowship Resembles a Cult

Katherine was on the subway home from a meeting with her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor when it hit. They had just…

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