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Advisory Council Minutes

Summary of the 121th Meeting

June 10-11, 2009


The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) convened for its 121st meeting at 5:30 p.m. on June 10, 2009, at the Fishers Lane Conference...

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President Nixon signed the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 on December 31, 1970. This legislation—also known as the Hughes Act, for Senator Harold Hughes, a recovering alcoholic who...

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Photo of Dr. Kenneth R. Warren

Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., a nationally-recognized expert on alcohol and pregnancy, and a long-time...

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Fetal alcohol exposure occurs when a woman drinks while pregnant.  No amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women to drink. Nevertheless, data from prenatal clinics and postnatal studies suggest that 20 to 30 percent of women do drink at some...

Congressional Testimony

Statement by Ting-Kai Li, M.D., Director
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

March 5, 2008

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Each year, NIAAA issues journals and reports covering current a range of topics in alcohol research. These publications include:


The NIH will host this satellite event at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

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