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September 05, 2012

Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., acting director National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day, recognized every year on the ninth day of the ninth month, is an...


Research News
September 04, 2012

Research suggests that chronic alcohol use may increase the risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by altering the brain’s ability to recover from a traumatic experience. While alcoholism is often linked with PTSD, few studies have...


Research News
August 23, 2012

Brain activity patterns may provide clues about a young person’s risk for initiating harmful alcohol use, according to new research supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

NIAAA-funded scientists led...


Research News
August 03, 2012

New research by NIAAA scientists shows that an experimental drug that targets molecular sites in the liver and other tissues without acting on identical sites in the brain, holds promise as an effective treatment for obesity and its complications...


News Release
July 23, 2012

NIH-supported study finds coordinated efforts limit the impact of high-risk drinking

Coordinated strategies that address alcohol availability, alcohol policy enforcement and drinking norms can help colleges and their...


Research News
May 17, 2012

Research shows that primary health care providers can promote significant, lasting reductions in drinking levels and alcohol-related problems by asking patients about alcohol use and briefly advising them to reduce risky drinking. In a new study...


News Release
March 14, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently appointed four new members to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The...


News Release
March 12, 2012

Flying footballs, couch potato mice, and what can happen with explosive-propelled iron spikes are just a few of the interactive tools that scientists from the National Institutes of Health used to teach young people about the amazing human brain...


News Release
November 14, 2011

Xin Jin, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, received the Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award from the Society for...


News Release
October 26, 2011

A new grant will help establish a core of post-graduate addiction medicine education programs in academic medical centers throughout the United States. The National Infrastructure for Translating Addiction Research into Clinical Practice grant,...