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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Long-term effects of binge drinking on astrocyte-synaptic interactions
Principal Investigator:

Mary-Louise Risher

Location: Huntington, WV
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $236,779
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) studies report that combat veterans are at increased risk for binge drinking and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). 38% of Army active duty members surveyed returning from OEF/OIF deployments between 2008 and 2011 reported binge drinking. Furthermore, veterans between the ages of 20 and 25 are 2.21 times more likely to binge drink and 2.24 times more likely to have an AUD than their peers aged 46 years or...

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