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Alcohol

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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Citations

(5 of more than 1116 ALCOHOL focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(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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Studies

( 5 of more than 50 ALCOHOL focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
PPO 15-410 Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Application for Self-management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Hawkins, Eric 2017-04-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Alcohol" publications displayed.

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

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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