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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,...


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...


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...


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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...


New & Noteworthy
January 06, 2020

People with schizophrenia spectrum disorders have high rates of co-occurring substance use disorder, including alcohol use disorder (AUD). For individuals who have schizophrenia, AUD is associated with depression, suicidality, medication...


New & Noteworthy
December 10, 2019

The holiday season is here, bringing with it many opportunities for parties, celebrations, and for some – overindulging. So, it’s a good time to understand a little more about the possible consequences of these festivities, particularly the...


News Release
November 14, 2019
NIH-funded study in mice merits further investigation as a potential treatment A specific strain of a common bacteria found in most people with alcoholic hepatitis correlates with greater liver disease severity and mortality, according to...


News Release
November 08, 2019
New preclinical research reported in animal models shows that exposure to compounds found in marijuana called cannabinoids (CBs), which includes cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), during early pregnancy can cause malformations in the...


New & Noteworthy
November 04, 2019

Given the high co-occurrence between alcohol use disorder (AUD) and mental health conditions (MHCs) it is important that co-occurring disorders be addressed in integrated treatment. The latest article from Alcohol Research Current Reviews...


News Release
October 29, 2019

NIH-funded study provides hope for noninvasive detection of early liver disease.

What: A new compound that binds to, and enables MRI imaging of, liver cells in the early stage of disease, has been developed...