Sally is a lecturer in health psychology at the University of Bath. Her research examines the psychopharmacology of alcohol and tobacco use, focusing on the way in which these drugs influence the brain and behaviour. She is passionate about science communication as it gives her the opportunity to share research evidence surrounding drinking and smoking, where misinformation is widespread.
Sally Adams summarises a recent clinical review in Evidence Based Mental Health on the effects of drinking alcohol on late-life brain and cognition.
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Sally Adams reports on a recent Swedish study that explores the enduring nature of the association between divorce and the increased risk of alcohol use disorder.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams appraises a naturalistic study about the D-ARIANNA mobile app, which aims to reduce levels of binge drinking in young people.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams on a new systematic review and meta-analysis which suggests that smoking imagery in films may increase the risk of smoking initiation in young people.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams charts the presence of tobacco and alcohol in YouTube music videos and considers the impact that this content has on adults and young people in Britain.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams summarises a meta-analysis of specialty substance use disorder services following brief alcohol intervention, which finds a lack of evidence for SBIRTs despite the widespread public health support for this type of programme.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams summarises a recent meta-analysis of outcomes for independent and substance-induced disorders in people with depression and alcohol use disorders.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams appraises and summarises the SCIMITAR pilot RCT, which investigates smoking cessation for people with severe mental ill health. The paper presents a highly promising bespoke intervention for smokers with bipolar disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review on family-based interventions for preventing smoking by children and adolescents, which shows the evidence is strongest for high intensity, family-based interventions that are independent of school-based programmes.[read the full story...]
Sally Adams summarises a new BMJ systematic review and meta-analysis of working hours and alcohol use, which finds a link between longer working hours and risky alcohol consumption.[read the full story...]