Featuring the latest news from the alcohol research field, infographics, and interviews with NIAAA staff and grantees...

The Intramural Division--A Core Component of NIAAA's Research Program
As the lead Federal agency for research on alcohol and health, NIAAA is structured in a way that captures all areas of alcohol science. Through an integrated and multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research, NIAAA investigates everything from the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol use disorder to the potential benefits of moderate drinking. More...

 

New Guide Describes Alcohol Treatment Options
While an estimated 17 million Americans struggle with problem drinking, only a fraction receive any treatment. No matter how severe the problem may seem, most people with alcohol problems, formally diagnosed as an “alcohol use disorder,” can benefit from some type of treatment. More...

 

News From the Field
Brain Scans Reveal Heavy Drinking Damages White Matter

Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that chronic alcohol misuse damaged areas of the brain that are important for self-control and recovery from alcoholism.

Long-Term Effects of Binge-Like Alcohol Consumption in Adolescence
Binge-type alcohol use in adolescent animals has been linked to deficits in the brain's executive function and changes in behavioral control in later adulthood, according to researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina.

 

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An Unusual Lab, Bar None - This neighborhood bar is actually a laboratory, housed within the NIH Clinical Center.

 

Noteworthy 

Falk Lohoff Joins NIAAA
NIH announced the recruitment of Falk W. Lohoff, M.D., and two other investigators as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars.

NIAAA Director Authors Textbook on Addiction
Dr. George Koob, Director of NIAAA, is the first author on the new textbook Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain (Elsevier, 2014).

CRAN Grants Using Social Media
NIH has awarded 11 grants to explore the use of social media to advance the understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction.

 

5 Questions With ...
George Kunos, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIAAA’s Division of Intramural Clinical and Biomedical Research (DICBR)