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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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April 23-24, 1998 • Ramada Inn • Bethesda, Maryland


Substance Abuse in Pregnant Women
Richard S. Schottenfeld, M.D.

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Today, Sept. 9, is International FASD Awareness Day. Join us at 2 PM EST for a Twitter Chat on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). 

FASD Awareness Day  is an important reminder that prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable...

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George Kunos MD., PhD. Chief LPS

George Kunos MD. , PhD. Chief
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. Approximately 7.2 percent or 17 million adults in the United States ages 18 and older had an AUD in 2012. This includes 11.2 million men and 5.7...

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April 23-24, 1998 • Ramada Inn • Bethesda, Maryland


Working Group on Prevention of Risk Drinking in Pregnancy



Open Session of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Hours subject to change; a final agenda will be posted closer to the date of the event.