More than 1 in 5 Americans meet lifetime criteria for alcohol use disorder and 1 in 10 Americans meet lifetime criteria for a drug use disorder. Most individuals never seek treatment and most reduce their alcohol or drug use in the absence of treatment. Research on the biological, psychological, and social risk factors for developing and recovering from alcohol/drug use disorders is critical. Annual assessments of DNAm,... more »
Survey pregnant women and their health professionals to determine levels of awareness about smoking, e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement products, and alcohol consumption. Determine when/if information is provided to pregnant women, evaluate the accuracy of the information, and assess its effectiveness. Cotinine measurements could be used as a surrogate for nicotine consumption. Alcohol use could be assessed by surveys... more »
Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals are underrepresented in biomedical research. While much relevant data is already planned for collection by AllofUs, additional or elaborated measures (see "data items") would help in seeking new leads and advancing work on pre-existing questions in the field. These items include sociodemographic (e.g., trait information), clinical (various associated conditions), and biological (genomic,... more »
Alcohol affects nearly all major diseases. Failing to capture lifetime alcohol exposure will adversely affect the goals of All of Us.
There are better questions about consumption, that should be asked of previous year, typical year and heaviest year.
Questions should be asked about problems due to alcohol, and those should be focused on lifetime.
Additional questions about other drugs should also be included.