To support the free and open dissemination of research findings and information on alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. To encourage open access to peer-reviewed articles free for all to view.

For full versions of posted research articles readers are encouraged to email requests for "electronic reprints" (text file, PDF files, FAX copies) to the corresponding or lead author, who is highlighted in the posting.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Current Issue: March–April 2012

The First in a Series of Articles on the Responsible Conduct
of Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health Research

Health Outcomes

  • Medical Inpatients with Substance Use Disorders Are More Likely to Have Acute Care Readmission than Those without Substance Use Disorders
  • Marijuana Use Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • The Prevention Paradox Applies to Alcohol Use and Problems among Adolescents
  • Pattern and Timing of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Is Associated with Specific Alcohol-Related Birth Defects and Growth Deficiencies
  • No Association between Moderate Alcohol Intake and Improved Cognitive Function Seen in a Large Cohort Study Using Innovative Methods


  • In the US, Deaths from HCV Now Exceed Those from HIV
  • Increased Risk of Overdose Death among People with HIV Infection
  • Knowledge of Positive HCV Status Reduced Alcohol Consumption in People with Injection Drug Use
  • Knowledge of Positive HCV Status Does Not Decrease Risky Behaviors in People Who Inject Drugs

Feature Article

  • Obtaining Informed Consent for Research from People with Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence

Resource Alert

  • SIPS Study Findings on Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Released

Slide Presentations

  • Update on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health
  • Journal Club

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