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October 21, 2015

Surveys show 9.5 percent of Americans use marijuana; 30 percent of users meet criteria for a disorder

The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013,...


New & Noteworthy
October 19, 2015
This issue of ARCR, Alcohol and the Immune System , reviews a broad range of immune-relevant alcohol research, detailing how alcohol-induced disruption of immune pathways...


New & Noteworthy
October 12, 2015

A message from Dr. George Koob, Director, NIAAA:

Dear Colleagues:

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news of the passing of Elena Shumay, a colleague and longtime NIAAA collaborator. Elena...


New & Noteworthy
October 01, 2015
The National Institutes of Health announced its second wave of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative ,...


News Release
September 25, 2015

Thirteen grants awarded to look at cognitive and social development in ~10,000 children

The National Institutes of Health today awarded 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study about the...


News Release
September 22, 2015

CollegeAIM is a convenient, research-based tool for comparing college alcohol interventions

CollegeAIM, a new resource to help college officials address harmful and underage student drinking, is now available. The CollegeAIM (...


Research News
September 20, 2015

In a commentary published in April in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research , Raye Litten, Ph.D., and other NIAAA scientists describe the evolution of our understanding of the heterogeneity of alcohol use disorder (...


New & Noteworthy
September 01, 2015
Every day, resilient Americans with substance use disorders summon extraordinary courage and strength and commit to living healthy and productive lives through recovery. From big cities to small towns to Indian Country, substance use disorders...


News Release
August 27, 2015

Two NIH institutes join forces to educate teens about the risks of using drugs and alcohol

An annual, week-long observance that brings together teens and scientific experts to shatter persistent myths about substance...


New & Noteworthy
July 29, 2015

The brain disease model of addiction is strongly supported by scientific evidence, according to a commentary published today in The Lancet Psychiatry by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow and NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob.

The two...