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!


Social exclusion could lead to increase in alcohol use disorder in LGBTQ

Drug use and the risk of major depressive disorder, alcohol dependence, and substance use disorders

Telephone self-monitoring among alcohol use disorder patients in early recovery: a randomized study of feasibility and measurement reactivity

Alcohol use disorders and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis

American Journal of Psychiatry: New Challenges in Addiction Medicine: COVID-19 Infection in Patients with Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders – The Perfect Storm

Occupancy of the kappa opioid receptor by naltrexone predicts reduction in drinking and craving

A pill to fight alcoholism causes an uproar in France over a regulator’s view of a clinical trial

UB Research Team to Measure Recovery Capital

“Natural recovery” from alcohol use disorder: What characteristics predict successful low-risk drinking one year later?

Treatment Interventions for Women With Alcohol Use Disorder

Why alcohol-use research is more important than ever

The immune system facilitates alcohol addiction

MediciNova Announces the Presentation of Positive Results from Phase 2 Trial of MN?166 (ibudilast) in Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder and circulating cytokines: A systematic review and meta-analysis


Law, Policy & Best Practice

Pharmacotherapy plus CBT should be best practice for addiction treatment, data show

Alcohol Harm Reduction: A World of Growing Possibilities


Opinion & Culture

Alcoholics Anonymous, struggling to reach new members during the shutdown, expects a surge

How Americans’ drinking habits have changed during the pandemic

A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial Collapse

In The Age Of Zoom Happy Hours, Addiction Treatment Goes Online Too