The Role of Stress, Trauma, and Negative Affect in Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorder in Women
Alcohol’s Negative Emotional Side: The Role of Stress Neurobiology in Alcohol Use Disorder
The word “alcohol” often conjures up positive feelings and associations with fun, socializing, relaxing, and partying. Yet there is another side to drinking alcohol, especially with risky, hazardous levels of consumption. This side is associated with distress and may include anxiety, loneliness, pain, and depressive symptoms.1 This has been labeled the “dark side,” or “negative...
Childhood Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Alcohol Dependence
Children exposed to severe adversity early in life are at increased risk of subsequently developing mental health problems, including alcohol dependence. In general, the onset of trauma precedes the onset of alcohol dependence. Although it is impossible to establish a direct causal relationship, this temporal relationship suggests a robust and positive relationship between exposure to early-life...
Early Life Stress as a Predictor of Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Functional and Psychiatric Correlates of Comorbid Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol and Stress in the Military
Problematic alcohol use within the United States military has been linked to substantial financial and productivity losses. Data from 2006 revealed that excessive alcohol consumption cost the U.S. military $1.12 billion per year (Harwood et al. 2009). Regarding medical expenditures, studies have found that excessive alcohol use by military members results in an annual cost of $425 million...
Behavioral Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Epidemiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder
Treatment Interventions for Women With Alcohol Use Disorder
Sex and Gender Effects in Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder