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March 19, 2018

An NIAAA study shows that people who drink socially and have certain risk factors for alcohol use disorder (AUD) self-administer more alcohol and at a faster rate during a single laboratory session of alcohol consumption than people at low risk...


Research News
February 21, 2018
The purpose of this workshop is to address challenges related to clinical trial designs and drug development in Alcoholic Associated Liver Disease (AALD) and Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH)...


Research News
February 13, 2018

More than 7,500 children recruited for study to date; data available for first 4,500

The National Institutes of Health today released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the...


News Release
February 06, 2018
NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of...


Research News
January 31, 2018

NIAAA seeks volunteers for a research study on alcohol use disorder aimed at reducing craving for alcohol.

Background: Hormones are naturally occurring chemicals in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that stimulates...


New & Noteworthy
January 18, 2018
Teleconference on New Study -- Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among U.S. Children What: NIAAA is holding a call to discuss the findings and implications of the Feb. 6 study on FASD...


News Release
January 12, 2018

Increases were larger among females than males, providing more evidence of narrowing gender gaps in alcohol-related harms in the U.S.

The rate of alcohol-related visits to U.S. emergency departments (ED) increased by...


New & Noteworthy
December 15, 2017

We all want to celebrate during the holidays, and more people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season than at other times of the year.



New & Noteworthy
December 12, 2017
Why are drinking guidelines different for women than men? How do the health effects of heavy drinking differ? Where can women turn for help if they have an alcohol problem? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the...


New & Noteworthy
December 01, 2017

Presented at the 2017 National Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women and Girls, October 27, 2017, in Washington, DC, by Dr. George F. Koob, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Watch the video at...