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What is Alcohol Use Disorder? Concepts and measurement with Dr Cassie Boness The Alcohol 'Problem' Podcast

In this episode we talk to Dr Cassie Boness about the idea of ‘Alcohol Use Disorder’ (AUD) as a widely applied concept in the identification and treatment of alcohol problems. Alcohol Use Disorder is the basis for identifying an alcohol problem in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM, but also used as a broader term for alcohol-related problems including by the UK’s National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE). Cassie is a  Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico's Center on Alcohol, Substance Use and Addictions (CASA) and a clinical psychologist.  We discuss the basis of Alcohol Use Disorder and some of the issues around such attempts to identify the very complex nature of alcohol use and problems. This includes discussion on Cassie and others work on developing a new framework to better identify AUD – the  The Etiologic, Theory-Based, Ontogenetic Hierarchical Framework of Alcohol Use Disorder. 
  1. What is Alcohol Use Disorder? Concepts and measurement with Dr Cassie Boness
  2. Labelling & language in mental health & alcohol with Dr Lucy Foulkes
  3. Alcohol and older adults with Dr Sarah Wadd & John Slater
  4. Alcohol risk, guidelines and messaging with Tom Chivers & Colin Angus
  5. In conversation with Chelsey Flood

The Alcohol ‘Problem’ Podcast aims to explore the nature of problem drinking with @jamesmorris24 and a range of guests

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