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February 23, 2015

An experimental compound empowers an enzyme to help process acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of alcohol, according to new research supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The findings, now online in the...


New & Noteworthy
February 20, 2015

This is a correction to the webex connection information for the ABCD pre-application technical assistance webinar, which will be conducted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 p...


Research News
February 19, 2015

According to the results of a recent NIAAA-funded animal study, carrying a gene variant that affects the release of a specific brain protein may increase the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder. The protein, brain-derived neurotrophic...


New & Noteworthy
February 09, 2015

About 71% of U.S. adults drink alcohol. Many commonly prescribed medications can interact with alcohol, including drugs to treat depression, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

At a Glance A large number of people may combine alcoholic...


New & Noteworthy
February 04, 2015

This month the web site of the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH, or CRAN , debuts a new blog. In the current post, NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob writes about “...


New & Noteworthy
February 02, 2015

The National Institutes of Health will hold the third Joint Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Cancer Advisory Board, and the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.

When: Wednesday, February...


New & Noteworthy
January 23, 2015

On January 30, 2015, high school students from around the country have a chance to ask experts about the effects of alcohol and other drugs on Drug Facts Chat Day, an annual live online chat hosted by NIH scientists.



News Release
January 16, 2015

Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alcohol, based on a study from the National Institutes of Health released today. Among those over 65 years of age who drink alcohol, nearly 78 percent...


New & Noteworthy
December 15, 2014

On December 15, the National Institutes of Health announced the recruitment of Falk W. Lohoff, M.D., and two other investigators as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars. Dr. Lohoff is chief of the...


New & Noteworthy
December 15, 2014

Frostburg State University president Jonathan Gibralter, chair of the NIAAA College Presidents Working Group, appeared on the PBS NewsHour to discuss efforts to address excessive drinking on college campuses.

The program aired on Friday,...