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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series

Photo of Mark KellerAs a tribute to Mark Keller's...

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


Presented by:

Dr. Bankole Johnson
University of Virginia

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Moderate alcohol consumption:

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.


Binge Drinking:...

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To assist grant applicants conducting or planning to conduct trials of behavioral or pharmacological interventions, human laboratory studies in which alcohol and/or drugs are administered, or human...

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With nearly 18 million people in the United States with an alcohol use disorder and an annual total economic cost of $235 billion, there is a clear need for more interventions to treat alcohol use disorders. More treatment options can help...

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NIAAA promotes advancement in several critical research areas with special programs and by participating on select committees.  Priority research areas include:


Medications Development

NIAAA’s Medications...

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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...