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March 23, 2020

Observance helps teens dispel myths about substance use

March 23, 2020— National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week ® (NDAFW) marks its 10th anniversary March 30 through April 5, 2020, encouraging...


New & Noteworthy
March 16, 2020

On December 31, 1970, Congress passed the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act, the legislation that created the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The new Institute’s...


Research News
March 13, 2020

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is as effective as established behavioral treatments for some people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to an extensive review of NIAAA-supported research and other studies. As reported March 11 in the ...


Research News
February 06, 2020

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism sadly announces the death of Richard L. Veech, MD, DPhil, Chief of the NIAAA Laboratory of Metabolic Control. Dr. Veech joined NIH after earning his bachelor’s and medical degrees at Harvard...


New & Noteworthy
January 27, 2020

Data from large epidemiological studies highlight the intertwined nature of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and personality disorders. This review:

describes the co-occurrence of AUD with antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality...


News Release
January 22, 2020
What : The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Laura E. Nagy, Ph.D., will deliver the 24th Annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture. The title of her...


News Release
January 20, 2020
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy,...


New & Noteworthy
January 13, 2020

Few observations in psychiatry have been documented as long and as consistently as the association between anxiety and the chronic misuse of alcohol. Research has shown that up to 50% of individuals receiving treatment for problematic alcohol use...


Research News
January 13, 2020
People with a genetic variant of a neurotransmitter gene may have an increased risk of addiction to alcohol and other substances later in life if they were exposed to childhood stress, such as divorce or emotionally distant parents, and other...


News Release
January 08, 2020
An analysis of U.S. death certificate data by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that nearly 1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999...