Ongoing research about and awareness of substance abuse, addiction and related issues — beyond the connection with driving under the influence — helps to improve prevention and treatment and saves lives. As part of Intervention Instruction’s mission “to impact the lives of persons at risk of developing substance-related problems,” this page will share news about the field as it relates to public health, mental health, driving under the influence and related topics.
News about Addiction, Substance Abuse, Driving Under the Influence
- Adding Exercise into Treatment May Reduce Substance Use, Study Shows, CNN, April 26, 2023
- New Research Characterizes Alcohol Use Disorder Profiles To Predict Treatment Outcomes, NIAAA Spectrum, Winter 2023
- Shared Genetic Markers Linked with Substance Use Disorders, The Science Advisory Board, March 24, 2023
- Why It Could Be So Important to Recognize Pre-Addiction, Psychology Today, August 3, 2022
Calling out this phase of addiction makes total sense. And it will save lives.
- What Is A DUI Evaluation? Forbes, July 19, 2022
- Are you under 40? Even small amounts of alcohol may not be good for you, study suggests, USA Today, July 15, 2022
- Time To Start Talking about Pre-Addiction, National Institute on Drug Abuse, July 6, 2022
- Binge Drinking, Alcohol Rehab Guide, May 16, 2022 (updated)
Binge drinking can lead to adverse outcomes including an addiction to alcohol.
- Testosterone Deficiency, the Unrecognized Consequence of the Opioid Epidemic in Men, Trends in Urology & Men’s Health, March 15, 2022
- Study looks at impact of strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the US, ABC News, February 12, 2022
Utah is the only state to have a legal blood alcohol concentration limit of .05.
- Study: Over 40% of cannabis, alcohol users report driving under the influence, Spectrum News, February 9, 2022
- UCSD Health Studies Cannabis Consumption on Driving Ability, The Guardian (UCSD), February 6, 2022
- How to Make Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Routine, National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF), April 5, 2020
Resources on this page are provided and vetted by Dr. J. Wesley Cook, Executive Director of Intervention Instruction. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Cook holds certification in addictions medicine with the American Society of Addictions Medicine. He is Chief Medical Officer at Thresholds, one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Cook serves as an instructor at the University of Illinois, Midwestern University and Rush University. For more than a decade, he has volunteered at Community Health Chicago, providing top-quality care for lower-income patients.