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March 23, 2016
The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) has announced that Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., will receive the 2016 Early Career Investigator Award. Dr. Leggio is Chief of the Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and...


News Release
March 11, 2016

Middle school students from the Washington, D.C., area will become brain scientists for a day when they visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, on March 16 and 17, 2016. Scientists from the National Institutes...


New & Noteworthy
March 07, 2016

To streamline elements of its clinical trials program, the NIAAA Clinical Investigations Group (NCIG) recently turned to a technological innovation called Take Control. A sophisticated computer-based alcohol intervention, Take Control proved...


News Release
March 04, 2016
Survey shows marijuana use disorder linked to substance use/mental disorders and disability

Marijuana use disorder is common in the United States, is often associated with other substance use disorders, behavioral problems, and...


New & Noteworthy
March 02, 2016

NIAAA and NIDA to have Institutional NRSA Applications Reviewed by a Common Panel of Experts beginning in 2016

In order to increase efficiency, broaden expertise, and enable functional integration of relevant ...


New & Noteworthy
February 23, 2016
The most recent issue of the NIAAA Spectrum is now available online . Among other topics, the current installment features stories on-- Sex differences in NIAAA’s alcohol research; the Adolescent...


Research News
February 20, 2016

Adults drank more alcohol in 2012–2013 than they did in 2001–2002, according to the most recent National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). NESARC–III is a cross-sectional survey sponsored, designed, and directed by...


Research News
February 19, 2016

In a recent study, Cindy L. Ehlers, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the clinical course of alcohol use disorder (AUD)—as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM–5)—in a sample of young adult (ages...


Research News
February 17, 2016

Two to three brief training sessions can significantly increase pediatricians’ use of screening and brief interventions to help their patients with substance use and mental health problems, according to a large, 2-year trial supported by NIAAA....


New & Noteworthy
February 16, 2016

It is now well accepted in pediatrics and obstetrics that prenatal alcohol is a teratogenic agent and the primary causative factor underlying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), although for the majority of the 20th century that knowledge...