News about opioids and other drugs often makes headlines, but what about progress for those with alcohol use disorder? In our quarterly series, we scour the news for the latest in science; law, policy and best practice; and opinion and culture related to alcohol use, and we present the links to you for your convenience. We hope you find it useful!


Ketamine May Be Helpful in Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

Chronic alcohol use reshapes the brain’s immune landscape, driving anxiety and addiction

Controlled drinking—non?abstinent versus abstinent treatment goals in alcohol use disorder: a systematic review, meta?analysis and meta?regression

Alcohol-Induced Loss of Consciousness Associated With Risk for Dementia

Effect of Cognitive Bias Modification on Early Relapse Among Adults Undergoing Inpatient Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Excessive alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic

Why Timing Matters in Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery

Using emergency department visits to actively link patients with alcohol use disorder to specialty addiction treatment

Review: What Is Recovery?

Gabapentin shows promise for treating early alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Three genes predict success of naltrexone in alcohol dependence treatment

Web-based therapy effective for alcohol use disorder

Each day sober slowly helps alcoholics’ brains recover

New digital tool to improve treatment for people with alcohol addiction

Fecal transplants may reduce alcohol use, early research suggests


Law, Policy & Best Practice

Could the pandemic change addiction medicine for the better?

ASAM and CARF Launch Transformative Residential Addiction Treatment Certification Nationwide



What was lost when COVID forced addiction support groups online — and what was gained

Alcohol-Linked Deaths Spike in Rural America

What Happens To Your Brain When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

Hangover From Alcohol Boom Could Last Long After Pandemic Ends

Sober Black Girls Clubs aims to tackle alcohol use disorder among black and brown women