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April 12, 2016
What: Meeting of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) Where: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5635 Fishers Lane, Terrace Level Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland 20852 When: The...


News Release
April 06, 2016

Findings also endorse use of NIAAA youth screening guide

A single screening question about drinking frequency in the past year could help doctors identify adolescents at risk for alcohol problems, according to a new study...


New & Noteworthy
March 23, 2016
The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) has announced that Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., will receive the 2016 Early Career Investigator Award. Dr. Leggio is Chief of the Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and...


News Release
March 11, 2016

Middle school students from the Washington, D.C., area will become brain scientists for a day when they visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, on March 16 and 17, 2016. Scientists from the National Institutes...


New & Noteworthy
March 07, 2016

To streamline elements of its clinical trials program, the NIAAA Clinical Investigations Group (NCIG) recently turned to a technological innovation called Take Control. A sophisticated computer-based alcohol intervention, Take Control proved...


News Release
March 04, 2016
Survey shows marijuana use disorder linked to substance use/mental disorders and disability

Marijuana use disorder is common in the United States, is often associated with other substance use disorders, behavioral problems, and...


New & Noteworthy
March 02, 2016

NIAAA and NIDA to have Institutional NRSA Applications Reviewed by a Common Panel of Experts beginning in 2016

In order to increase efficiency, broaden expertise, and enable functional integration of relevant ...


New & Noteworthy
February 23, 2016
The most recent issue of the NIAAA Spectrum is now available online . Among other topics, the current installment features stories on-- Sex differences in NIAAA’s alcohol research; the Adolescent...


Research News
February 20, 2016

Adults drank more alcohol in 2012–2013 than they did in 2001–2002, according to the most recent National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). NESARC–III is a cross-sectional survey sponsored, designed, and directed by...


Research News
February 19, 2016

In a recent study, Cindy L. Ehlers, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the clinical course of alcohol use disorder (AUD)—as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM–5)—in a sample of young adult (ages...