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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...


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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...


New & Noteworthy
February 16, 2016

It is now well accepted in pediatrics and obstetrics that prenatal alcohol is a teratogenic agent and the primary causative factor underlying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), although for the majority of the 20th century that knowledge...


News Release
February 10, 2016

Deaths dropped by 4.2 percent community-wide over six years

A criminal justice program that requires offenders convicted of alcohol-related offenses to stop drinking and submit to frequent alcohol testing with swift, certain,...


New & Noteworthy
February 06, 2016

We have long expected to see increasing substance use in middle and later life with the aging of baby boomers—a demographic that traditionally had a more relaxed attitude to substance use. A recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging...


New & Noteworthy
February 02, 2016

An estimated 3.3 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active, and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy, according to the latest CDC...