The most recent issue of the NIAAA Spectrum is now available online at
Among other topics, the current installment includes:
  • A feature about the Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment;
  • A feature about the ABT-436 study;
  • Announcements about the release of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Strategic Plan 2017–2021 and a new addiction medicine certification for physicians;
  • A closer look at diffusion tensor imaging;
  • Summaries of studies on a potential barcode for a form of alcoholic liver disease, cardiac-orienting response in infants as an indicator of alcohol-related developmental delay, interventions effective in preventing alcohol use among American Indian and rural youth; and
  • An interview with Dr. Laura E. Kwako of the Office of the Clinical Director.