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 1128 ALCOHOL focused publications)
- Lonardo A, Nascimbeni F, Ballestri S, Fairweather D, Win S, Than TA, Abdelmalek MF, Suzuki A. Sex Differences in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: State of the Art and Identification of Research Gaps. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2019 Oct 1; 70(4):1457-1469.
- Timko C, Grant KM, Cucciare MA. Functioning of Concerned Others When Adults Enter Treatment for an Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 2019 Sep 1; 43(9):1986-1993.
- Schweizer CA, Hoggatt KJ, Washington DL, Bean-Mayberry B, Yano EM, Mitchell MN, Alessi CA, Martin JL. Use of alcohol as a sleep aid, unhealthy drinking behaviors, and sleeping pill use among women veterans. Sleep health. 2019 Aug 12.
- Norberg MM, Newins AR, Crone C, Ham LS, Henry A, Mills L, Dennis PA. Why are caffeinated alcoholic beverages especially risky? Addictive Behaviors. 2019 Jul 26; 98:106062.
- Hagedorn HJ, Wisdom JP, Gerould H, Pinsker E, Brown R, Dawes M, Dieperink E, Myrick DH, Oliva EM, Wagner TH, Harris AHS. Implementing alcohol use disorder pharmacotherapy in primary care settings: a qualitative analysis of provider-identified barriers and impact on implementation outcomes. Addiction science & clinical practice. 2019 Jul 10; 14(1):24.
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(5 of more than 67 ALCOHOL focused publication briefs)
- Post 9/11 Veterans Less Likely to Delay Mental Health Treatment
This study compared delay of treatment for PTSD, major depressive disorder (MDD), and/or alcohol-use disorder (AUD) among post-9/11 Veterans relative to pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians. Findings showed that post-9/11 Veterans were less likely than both pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians to delay mental health treatment for PTSD and depression. Median time to PTSD treatment was 2.5 years for post-9/11...
Date: March 7, 2019
- Veterans More Likely than Non-Veterans to Receive Both Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Misuse
This study sought to describe receipt of alcohol screening and brief intervention across Veteran status in a sample of U.S. residents receiving healthcare. Overall, Veterans were more likely than non-Veterans to be screened for both quantity of alcohol use (69% vs. 64%) and heavy episodic drinking (36% vs. 29%). Male Veterans were less likely than male non-Veterans to endorse heavy episodic drinki...
Date: December 1, 2018
- No Decrease in Drinking among Veterans despite Alcohol-Related Nurse Care Management Intervention in Primary Care
The Choosing Healthier Drinking Options in Primary Care (CHOICE) intervention was designed to improve drinking outcomes by engaging Veterans at high risk for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in patient-centered, alcohol-related care. Investigators in this study examined whether 12 months of alcohol care management via the CHOICE intervention – compared with usual primary care – improved drinking outco...
Date: May 1, 2018
- VA Successfully Implements Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus in Previously Undertreated Patient Populations
This study examined the adoption of interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in VA to learn who received this therapy and whether the limitations of interferon-containing treatments have been overcome, including low rates of use among VA healthcare users who are African American or Hispanic, and among those with HCV-HIV co-infection. Findings showed that with the advent of interferon-...
Date: March 7, 2018
- Greater Risk of Opioid Prescription Overlap in Veterans Using Medicare Part D–Reimbursed Pharmacies
This study sought to identify trends in dispensed prescriptions for opioids and the frequency of overlapping days’ supply of prescriptions for opioid medications in Veterans dually eligible for VA and Medicare Part D benefits. Findings showed that over the study period, there was an increasing reliance on the use of Part D–reimbursed pharmacies for opioid prescriptions among Veterans. Although opi...
Date: May 1, 2017
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( 5 of more than 50 ALCOHOL focused projects
|| Evaluating Practice Facilitation to Optimize Alcohol-Related Care and HCV Treatment Outcomes in HCV Treatment Settings
|| Improving Outcomes for Emergency Department Patients with Alcohol Problems
|| Improving Outcomes among Medical/Surgical Inpatients with Alcohol Use Disorders
|| Evaluating the Adaptability and Implementation Potential of an Innovative Alcohol Intervention for Veterans in Primary Care: Integrating Mobile-based Applications with Peer Support
|| Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Application for Self-management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use
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