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Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Friday, April 1, 2022, 10:00 am EDT to Friday, April 1, 2022, 4:30 pm EDT
Date: April 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Details: The 2022 Annual Public Meeting of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD) will be held on April 1, 2022, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST, ONLINE. The meeting agenda will be posted closer to the date. The meeting is Videocast and will be available live and...
The Cycle of Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder associated with compulsive alcohol drinking, the loss of control over intake, and the emergence of a negative emotional state when alcohol is no longer available. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences. It is a...
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Launches Video Series
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recently launched a new NIAAA video series called “Short Takes with NIAAA.” This series consists of brief 60-second videos that explain, in an easy-to-understand way, the meanings of commonly used – but often misunderstood – alcohol terms. The number of topics covered in the series will continue to grow and the first...

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NIH Workshop on Psychedelics as Therapeutics: Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 9:00 am EST to Thursday, January 13, 2022, 3:00 pm EST
Registration Registration for this free online event is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-on-psychedelics-as-therapeutics-g… Overview The NIH Workshop on Psychedelics as Therapeutics is sponsored by NIMH, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Hallucinogens, psychedelics, and entactogens all appear to induce similar changes in neural network growth and function and so are sometimes grouped...
Alcohol Metabolism
Drinking heavily puts people at risk for many adverse health consequences, including alcohol use disorder, liver damage, and various cancers. But some people appear to be at greater risk than others for developing these problems. Why do some people drink more than others? And why do some people who drink develop problems, whereas others do not? Research shows that alcohol...
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NIAAA Short Takes Video Series
Short Takes with NIAAA: What Are Alcohol-Induced Blackouts? Short Takes with NIAAA: What is Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)? Short Takes with NIAAA: What is Binge Drinking? Cápsulas con NIAAA: ¿Qué es la sobredosis de alcohol? Short Takes with NIAAA: What is Alcohol Overdose?
Director's Blog: Embracing Community and Culture to Prevent Underage Drinking
November 10, 2021 This piece originally appeared on November 4, 2021, on the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities’ NIMHD Insights. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, Dr. Koob discussed NIAAA-supported research demonstrating the importance of community-based interventions in preventing underage drinking among American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Embracing Community and Culture to Prevent Underage Drinking...

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Embracing Community and Culture to Prevent Underage Drinking
November is Native American Heritage Month. In a recent guest blog for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities’ NIMHD Insights, George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), discussed NIAAA-supported research demonstrating the importance of community-based interventions in preventing underage drinking among American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Supporting research...
Director's Blog: Want to Reduce Stigma? Choose Your Words Wisely
July 30, 2021 Want to Reduce Stigma? Choose Your Words Wisely In a recent perspective in Neuropsychopharmacology that I coauthored with my colleagues, Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Dr. Joshua A. Gordon, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, we discuss how the words that we—the public, research community, and healthcare professionals alike—choose to talk...
Alcohol Interventions for Young Adults for Healthcare Professionals
The period after high school is a transitional time. Many young adults have greater freedom and independence, and they take on more responsibility as they enter the next chapter of their lives. During this time, young adults may have an increased vulnerability for alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder. Healthcare professionals play an important role in addressing alcohol misuse in...
​​​​​​​Alcohol Interventions for Young Adults
The period after high school is a transitional time. Many young adults have greater freedom and independence, and they take on more responsibility as they enter the next chapter of their lives. During this time, young adults may have an increased vulnerability for alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder. Below are strategies for addressing alcohol misuse among young adults. Individual-level...
Division of Treatment and Recovery (DTR)
The Division of Treatment and Recovery (DTR) is an extramural NIAAA Division that focuses on developing treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD), increasing their use in real-word settings, and understanding the process of recovery as individuals make progress in overcoming AUD. The Division is comprised of two branches: the Medications Development Branch (MDB) and the Treatment, Health Services, and Recovery...
Section on Medicinal Chemistry
The principal mission of the lab is to develop selective probes and drug-like molecules to enable the study of molecular mechanisms in alcohol associated diseases. The lab aims to use medicinal chemistry and chemical biology approaches to design, synthesize and biologically characterize novel druggable tools for select GPCRs and enzymatic drug targets implicated in pain, inflammatory and fibrotic disorders. Our...
Alcohol Consumption During the Pandemic: Extending Longitudinal Survey and Analysis
Gregory Bloss, M.A., M.P.P./ Program Director, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research Acquisition Type/Actions The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) requests approval from the NIAAA Advisory Council to allow Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International to submit a contract proposal in response to a sole-source request for proposal. This acquisition, for other than full and open competition, is...
Epidemiology and Prevention of Alcohol Misuse in Understudied Young Adult Populations; Military, Workforce, and Community College
Title Epidemiology and Prevention of Alcohol Misuse in Understudied Young Adult Populations; Military, Workforce, and Community College Contact Mike Hilton, Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research Purpose The purpose of this future grant application solicitation is to balance the NIAAA research portfolio by supporting research on alcohol misuse among persons aged 18 to 29 who are not enrolled in...
Council Clearance for IND-enabling Small Business FOA
Title: Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling and Early-Stage Development of Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-Associated Organ Damage (AAOD) Authors: Jenica Patterson, Ph.D; Megan Ryan, M.B.A.; Raye Litten, Ph.D.; Kathy Jung, Ph.D. Purpose: DTR intends to re-issue PAR 18-578 “Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling and Early-Stage Development of Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-Related Organ Damage (U44)”. NIAAA...