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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...


New & Noteworthy
July 21, 2015

Hear an interview with Dr. Robert Huebner, Director of the Division of Treatment and Recovery Research at NIAAA in this YouTube video and...


News Release
July 20, 2015

Carrying a gene variant that affects the release of a specific brain protein may put one at greater risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, according to the results of a recent animal study. The study was led by Professor Dorit Ron, PhD,...


New & Noteworthy
July 15, 2015

Follow @NIAAAnews and @NIDANews on Twitter this Friday 7/17, at 1pm ET for a chat on how marijuana and alcohol impair your driving.

Join the chat...


New & Noteworthy
July 08, 2015
At the June 10th meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a proposal to establish a new Division of Medications Development within the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) was announced. For...


New & Noteworthy
June 30, 2015

On March 25, 2015, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta (middle) met with NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob (right) in the laboratory of Dr. Lorenzo Leggio (left).

Dr. Leggio is chief of the Section on Clinical...


News Release
June 25, 2015
A clinical trial investigating a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) was announced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The study will assess the safety and efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil (HORIZANT) in...


New & Noteworthy
June 23, 2015

The Research Society on Alcoholism ( RSA ) has selected David Goldman, M.D., of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to receive the Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes a...


New & Noteworthy
June 15, 2015

NIAAA Spectrum is an online Webzine published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It features the latest news from the alcohol research field, infographics, and interviews with NIAAA staff and researchers from the field....