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July 26, 2013

New research supported by NIAAA suggests that a drug currently used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs could someday help lessen the alcohol cravings that often lead to relapse among people with drinking problems. Alcohol-related...

Research News
July 25, 2013

Computerized image analysis can be a useful tool for detecting the sometimes subtle changes in facial features that occur when children are exposed to alcohol before birth, according to a recent study conducted through the NIAAA-funded...

New & Noteworthy
July 16, 2013

NIDA, NIAAA, and NCI announce the release of 2 new FOAs to promote the goals of Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN; formerly known as functional integration).  Its mission is to provide a strong collaborative framework for enabling...

News Release
July 08, 2013

Finding has implications for alcoholism and other patterns of addictive behavior

Research from the National Institutes of Health has identified neural circuits in mice that are involved in the ability to learn and alter behaviors...

News Release
June 03, 2013

NIH researchers seek to expand treatment options

A smoking-cessation medication may be a viable option for the treatment of alcohol dependence, according to a study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The study...

News Release
May 07, 2013

On May 21, 2013, Dr. Bankole Johnson delivered the 5th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture.


What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of...

News Release
May 01, 2013

Distinct patterns of brain activity are linked to greater rates of relapse among alcohol dependent patients in early recovery, a study has found. The research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, may give clues about which people in...

News Release
April 15, 2013

A study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health gives insight into changes in the reward circuitry of the brain that may provide resistance against cocaine addiction. Scientists found that strengthening signaling along a neural...

Research News
April 11, 2013

A new study provides evidence that endocannabinoids, natural compounds that are chemically similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, play a role in the development of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Researchers led by Balapal S....

News Release
April 01, 2013

April is Alcohol Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness about the health and social problems caused by excessive drinking. Alcohol Awareness Month also offers people the opportunity to evaluate their own drinking and determine if they need...