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Psilocybin promising for alcohol use disorder

– Patients with alcohol use disorder reported a substantial decrease in drinking days, drinks per drinking day, and cravings in an ongoing trial of psilocybin at New York University.

Alcohol is Killing more People per year than the Opioid Crisis

Alcohol is killing more adults in the U.S. than the opioid epidemic according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use, study finds

Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, a new WHO report finds, with more than 75% of those deaths among men.

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, a Global Analysis of Research Suggests

Having that wind-down glass of wine when you get home from work may be harming your health. That’s because, according to a large-scale, global meta-analysis of research published August 23, 2018 in The Lancet, there’s a chance that no amount of alcohol is safe.

Is one drink per day really unsafe? That new alcohol study, explained.

“The safest level of drinking is none.” This was the stunning conclusion of a big paper that appeared last week in the Lancet — one that prompted dozens of news stories warning of the dangers of even the lowest levels of alcohol consumption.

Safest level of alcohol consumption is none, worldwide study shows

To minimize health risks, the optimal amount of alcohol someone should consume is none. That’s the simple, surprising conclusion of a massive study, co-authored by 512 researchers from 243 institutions, published Thursday in the prestigious journal the Lancet.

Alcohol kills many more Americans than opioids do. Why do we think drinking is healthy?

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world, including in the United States.

About 70 percent of adults in the United States report past-year alcohol consumption...


Promising therapy' for alcohol abuse

A University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy professor is working to change that, and a new clinical trial is right around the corner. Fatemeh Akhlaghi, the Ernest Mario Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutics, is part of a team working to develop a novel medication to treat alcohol use disorder, the term scientists and health practitioners use.


Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study

ow much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests.