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Sharon Majchrzak-Hong

Sharon Majchrzak-Hong...

Advisory Council Minutes

The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, and National Cancer Advisory Board convened for their first joint meeting at 11:30 a.m. on December 13, 2012. The meeting originated at...

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Alcohol Use in the United States:

  • Prevalence of...


This year marks a major milestone for NIAAA—40 years of supporting alcohol-related research and working to improve public health. NIAAA will commemorate this landmark event by hosting a special 40th Anniversary Symposium. 


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Pal Pacher M.D, Ph.D., F.A.P.S., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C.
Chief, Section on Oxidative Stress and Tissue Injury,
Laboratory of Physiologic Studies,
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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NIAAA is made up of five Divisions and four offices. An organizational chart is available here.


Office of the Director,...

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How do genes influence alcoholism?

Alcoholism often seems to run in families, and we may hear about scientific studies of an “alcoholism gene.” Genetics certainly influence our likelihood of developing alcoholism, but the...