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For most adults, moderate alcohol use is not a health concern. Women who drink no more than 1 drink a day (and not more than 7 drinks per week) and men who drink no more than 2 drinks a day (and not more than 14 drinks per week) are at low-risk for developing problems with alcohol use. However, drinking too much, too often, is associated with an increase in mortality rates and chronic health conditions. Within VA, research focused on alcohol misuse includes programs and services to curb alcohol dependence; understanding the prevalence of alcohol use disorders; and looking at risk factors for alcohol misuse.

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(5 of more than 1217 ALCOHOL focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 73 ALCOHOL focused publication briefs)

  • Veterans who Undergo Bariatric Surgery May Be at Greater Risk of Unhealthy Alcohol Use
    This study evaluated changes over time in alcohol use and unhealthy alcohol use from 2 years before to 8 years after a bariatric surgical procedure among Veterans with and without pre-operative unhealthy alcohol use. Findings showed that, among Veterans who did not have unhealthy alcohol use in the 2 years before bariatric surgery, the probability of developing unhealthy alcohol use increased sign...
    Date: December 21, 2020
  • Among Veterans Who Experience Homelessness, Non-fatal Overdose is a Relatively Common Problem
    Overdose is one of the most common causes of death for younger homeless individuals, but the prevalence of non-fatal overdose among the homeless is unknown. Investigators in this study administered a survey to Veterans who had experienced homelessness (current or past) and received primary care at one of 26 VA medical centers across the nation asking if they had experienced an overdose within the ...
    Date: March 17, 2020
  • All-Cause Deaths and Those Due to Poisoning, Suicide, and Alcoholic Liver Disease Higher among White Veterans Ages 55-64
    After years of declining mortality rates across all age groups in the United States, increasing rates in White non-Hispanic Americans ages 45–54 were reported. This study sought to determine whether White non-Hispanic middle-aged male Veterans enrolled in VA primary care experienced similar increases in all-cause and select-cause death rates as was observed in the general population. Findings show...
    Date: January 31, 2020
  • VA Healthcare Benefits May Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Seeking Mental Health Treatment among Veterans
    This study assessed whether racial/ethnic disparities in mental health treatment seeking for psychiatric conditions common in the Veteran population (PTSD, major depressive disorder, alcohol-use disorder or AUD) were attenuated for military Veterans compared to civilians, and whether attenuation was more pronounced among Veterans who had VA healthcare coverage in the past 12 months. Findings showe...
    Date: January 27, 2020
  • Past Year Opioid Misuse Associated with Past-Year Suicide Attempt among High-Risk Veterans
    The main objective of this study was to test the relationship between past-year suicide attempt and past-year opioid misuse among Veterans at high risk of suicide who also reported using at least one illicit substance or alcohol in the past year. Findings showed that past-year opioid misuse was associated with past-year, but not lifetime, suicide attempt in high suicide-risk Veterans: 82% of opioi...
    Date: December 1, 2019

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( 5 of more than 51 ALCOHOL focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 20-057 Implementation Intervention to Improve Care for Unhealthy Alcohol Use Bachrach , Rachel 2020-10-01
IIR 17-120 Evaluating Practice Facilitation to Optimize Alcohol-Related Care and HCV Treatment Outcomes in HCV Treatment Settings Williams, Emily 2018-10-01
IIR 16-235 Improving Outcomes for Emergency Department Patients with Alcohol Problems Blow, Frederic 2018-06-01
IIR 15-298 Improving Outcomes among Medical/Surgical Inpatients with Alcohol Use Disorders Timko, Christine 2017-09-01
PPO 16-305 Evaluating the Adaptability and Implementation Potential of an Innovative Alcohol Intervention for Veterans in Primary Care: Integrating Mobile-based Applications with Peer Support Blonigen, Daniel 2017-09-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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  • Management Briefs eBrief-no94 -- E-Interventions for Alcohol Misuse

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The most recent "Alcohol" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/10/2018 Development of a Mobile App to Improve the Cognitive Health of Veterans with Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD Heinz, Adrienne  
1/4/2018 Prazosin for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Comorbidities: Toward a Precision Medicine Approach Raskind, Murray  
8/2/2017 Assessing and Reducing Violence in Military Veterans Elbogen, Eric  
4/4/2017 Pain, Alcohol, and Tobacco Smoking: Bidirectional Relations and Novel Treatment Considerations Ditre, Joseph  
12/13/2016 Improving the Measurement of Alcohol-related Care: Results from the RAND-VA AQUAL Study Hepner, Kimberly  
Hoggatt, Katherine  

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