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January 03, 2007

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Updated Guide Offers Clinicians New Tools to Help Patients With Alcohol Problems

What: Announces update of Helping Patients Who Drink Too...


News Release
October 05, 2006

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered a gene mutation in fruit flies that alters sensitivity to alcohol. The findings, reported in the October 6 issue of the journal Cell, may have implications for...


News Release
October 02, 2006

Relapse to uncontrolled drinking after periods of sobriety is a defining characteristic of alcoholism and is often triggered by stress. A new study in rats reports that a specific receptor for a stress-response transmitter may play an important...


News Release
September 06, 2006

"The wrong road early," an interview with Dr. Ralph Hingson and HHS HealthBeat.

- Listen to the interview with Dr. Ralph Hingson (September 6, 2006)

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News Release
September 05, 2006

Individuals who become alcohol dependent before age 25 are less likely to ever seek treatment than those who become alcohol dependent at age 30 or older, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism...


News Release
July 03, 2006

Data from a survey of 43,000 U.S. adults heighten concerns that early alcohol use, independent of other risk factors, may contribute to the risk of developing future alcohol problems. Those who began drinking in their early teens were not only at...


News Release
May 17, 2006


“Rethinking Alcohol Use Disorders: Science, Diagnosis, Treatment and Policy”

NIAAA Track at APA Annual Meeting...


News Release
May 02, 2006

The medication naltrexone and up to 20 sessions of alcohol counseling by a behavioral specialist are equally effective treatments for alcohol dependence when delivered with structured medical management, according to results from "Combining...


News Release
April 17, 2006

Researchers supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have identified new genes that may contribute to excessive alcohol consumption. The new study, conducted...


News Release
March 29, 2006

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) have identified a previously unknown gene variant that doubles an individual’s risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The...