Alcohol

Are women increasingly at risk of addiction?

The Washington Post: Last year, American novelist Joyce Maynard faced a harsh realization: Her habit of reaching for a glass of wine whenever she felt stressed had crossed the line into an addiction. “It kind of crept up on me,” said Maynard, 63, whose novel about a single mother with More

Summer Program Provides Undergraduates With Hands-On Training in Alcohol Research

In the summer of 2016, seven undergraduate students from across the United States participated in the University of Missouri’s first Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS), an internship geared toward training students from diverse backgrounds in the psychological science of alcohol use and dependency. MU-ARTSS provides undergraduate students with an More

Summer Research Internship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students with an Interest in Alcohol and Addiction Research

Undergraduate students interested in alcohol and addiction research are invited to apply to the University of Missouri’s Alcohol Research Training Summer School & Internship (MU-ARTSS). This program, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is now in its second year. MU-ARTSS offers students a week-long introductory More

The Science of Beer Goggles

The Atlantic: A couple of scientists walked into a bar and … began posing moral quandaries. When they presented bar-goers with a version of the classic “trolley problem”—would you push a man in front of a train, killing him in order to save five track workers?—they found that the drunker More

Repeat Drunk Drivers and the Neurobiology of Risk

“I recognize the seriousness of this mistake. I’ve learned from this mistake and will continue learning from this mistake for the rest of my life,” said 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps during his first drunk driving sentencing hearing in 2004. Phelps was convicted of drunk driving again in 2014 after More