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September 03, 2014

George Koob, Ph.D., director, & Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., deputy director
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day, recognized every year on...

New & Noteworthy
August 20, 2014

As college students arrive on campus this fall, it's a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath—...

New & Noteworthy
August 07, 2014

On September 2, NIAAA will host a one-day workshop/webinar. The purpose is to highlight recent progress in the understanding of neuroimmune mechanisms contributing to brain function and alcohol dependence.


New & Noteworthy
July 14, 2014

Dr. Ulrike Heberlein visited the NIH Campus on May 7 to present the NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture on “Drosophila as a Model for Alcoholism: An Interplay of Nature and Nurture.” Dr. Heberlein is scientific director and lab head at the Howard...

New & Noteworthy
July 03, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued the folllowing notice: "Request for Information (RFI): National Longitudinal Study of Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Substance Use."
Notice Number:...

New & Noteworthy
June 13, 2014

Alcohol blackouts, treatment options, and more news and features are available at


New & Noteworthy
May 21, 2014

The Research Society on Alcoholism has selected NIAAA deputy director Dr. Kenneth R. Warren to receive the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes a person with a long, balanced career whose contributions to alcohol research,...

New & Noteworthy
May 20, 2014

What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce that  Bernice Porjesz, Ph.D., will present the 2014 Jack Mendelson, M.D., Honorary...

New & Noteworthy
May 16, 2014

Our society is hotly debating the question of whether to decriminalize or even legalize the use of marijuana, and even though pro-legalization voices do not advocate making the drug legal for minors, it is likely that adolescents in more and more...

News Release
May 14, 2014

A single alcohol binge can cause bacteria to leak from the gut and increase levels of bacterial toxins in the blood, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Increased levels of these bacterial toxins, called...