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June 28, 2007

Analyses of a national sample of individuals with alcohol dependence (alcoholism) reveal five distinct subtypes of the disease, according to a new study by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the...

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June 26, 2007

Girls who suffered childhood sexual abuse are more likely to develop alcoholism later in life if they possess a particular variant of a gene involved in the body’s response to stress, according to a new study led by researchers at the National...

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March 07, 2007

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), components of the National Institutes of Health, have collaborated with HBO to create an eye-opening documentary, ADDICTION, to air on...

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March 06, 2007

A genetic variant of a receptor in the brain’s reward circuitry heightens the stimulating effects of early exposures to alcohol and increases alcohol consumption, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...

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February 21, 2007

The brains of alcohol-dependent individuals are affected not only by their own heavy drinking, but also by genetic or environmental factors associated with their parents’ drinking, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute...

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January 05, 2007

Updated Guide Offers Clinicians New Tools to Help Patients with Alcohol Problems

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has updated a guide that provides tools that can be used by clinicians to help...

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January 03, 2007

News Advisory

Updated Guide Offers Clinicians New Tools to Help Patients With Alcohol Problems

What: Announces update of Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much:  A...

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October 05, 2006

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered a gene mutation in fruit flies that alters sensitivity to alcohol. The findings, reported in the October 6 issue of the journal Cell, may have implications for...

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October 02, 2006

Relapse to uncontrolled drinking after periods of sobriety is a defining characteristic of alcoholism and is often triggered by stress.  A new study in rats reports that a specific receptor for a stress-response transmitter may play an important...

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September 06, 2006

"The wrong road early,"  an interview with Dr. Ralph Hingson and HHS HealthBeat.

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        (September 6, 2006)

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