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May 15, 2009

A family-based prevention program designed to help adolescents avoid substance use and other risky behavior proved especially effective for a group of young teens with a genetic risk factor contributing toward such behavior, according to a new...

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March 23, 2009

Many people of East Asian descent possess an enzyme deficiency that causes their skin to redden, or flush, when they drink alcohol.   Scientists from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Japan's KurihamaAlcoholCenter...

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March 09, 2009

A new Web site and booklet from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) could help many people reduce their risk for alcohol problems.   Called Rethinking Drinking, the new materials present evidence-based information about...

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December 26, 2008

Asking emergency department patients about their alcohol use and talking with them about how to reduce harmful drinking patterns is an effective way to lower rates of risky drinking in these patients, according to a nationwide collaborative study...

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September 18, 2008

Bethesda, Maryland — Ting-Kai Li, M.D., director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) since November 2002, announced today that he will step down from his post and retire from Federal service,...

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July 30, 2008

In recent years, a class of small molecules known as microRNAs have been found to play an important role in regulating gene products in most animal and plant species.  A new study now indicates that microRNA may influence the development of...

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April 30, 2008

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Director Ting-Kai Li, M.D. recently appointed Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., as NIAAA deputy director. “Dr. Warren has filled many leadership roles throughout his long and distinguished career...

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April 07, 2008

A new, interactive video training program from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), demonstrates quick and effective strategies for screening patients for heavy drinking...

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April 07, 2008

In a special supplement to Pediatrics, edited and sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), physicians will have access in one place to the reviews and analyses of current research on biological, behavioral, and...

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April 02, 2008

Changes to genetic material in the brain may help induce the anxiety that is characteristic of alcohol withdrawal, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National...

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