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New & Noteworthy
July 09, 2018

This month saw the launch of NIAAA’s official Instagram account:

Throughout the year the site will feature graphics on NIAAA’s research and...


New & Noteworthy
June 08, 2018

Read the latest blog from NIAAA Director Dr. George F. Koob.




New & Noteworthy
May 24, 2018
The most recent issue of the NIAAA Spectrum is now published at . The current issue includes: Features about new...


New & Noteworthy
May 17, 2018

The NIAAA Director's Report on Institute Activities to the 148th Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is online at...


New & Noteworthy
April 18, 2018

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time for a Twitter chat on alcohol and other substance use disorders, including those involving opioids, tobacco, and other substances.

Join National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (@...


News Release
April 13, 2018
Preliminary NIH study shows increased levels of beta-amyloid Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a small,...


New & Noteworthy
April 09, 2018
On February 14, 2018, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) held a call to discuss the findings and implications of a study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevalence that appeared in the Journal of the American...


New & Noteworthy
April 05, 2018

See the most recent NIAAA Director’s Blog : "Alcohol Awareness Month – A Time to Learn About Alcohol Use Disorder and Ways to Get Help."



Research News
April 03, 2018
Alcohol-induced memory loss for events that transpired while intoxicated—also known as a blackout —has achieved pop culture notoriety in recent years through social media and other outlets, especially among young adults. Given the focus on blackouts...