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June 27, 2016
Recent NIH-wide efforts to address sex differences in preclinical research underscore the importance of such issues to scientists who study alcohol addiction. “In fact, animal models of alcohol addiction reveal significant differences between males...


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June 24, 2016

In recognition of his contribution to the development of scientific collaborations between France and the United States, George F. Koob, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National...


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June 22, 2016
Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013 Nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, based on a study from the National Institute on...


New & Noteworthy
June 17, 2016

The most recent issue of the NIAAA Spectrum is now available online at .

Among other topics, the current installment...


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June 17, 2016
Mouse study advances knowledge of habitual behavior pathophysiology

Daily activities involve frequent transitions between habitual behaviors, such as driving home, and goal-directed behaviors, such as driving to a new...


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June 09, 2016

General Arthur T. Dean, chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), received the Senator Harold Hughes Memorial Award today from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National...


New & Noteworthy
May 26, 2016

Parents, take the time to talk with your high school graduates about keeping parties and events alcohol-free—it just may save a life.

Learn more — read the NIAAA fact sheet at



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May 19, 2016

$200,000 first prize awarded to BACtrack Skyn

Today the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism announced the winners of its Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge, a competition to design a discreet device capable of...


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May 16, 2016
What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Marlene Oscar Berman, Ph.D. will deliver the 8th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture. The title of her presentation is...


New & Noteworthy
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...