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New & Noteworthy
September 06, 2016
As college students arrive on campus this fall, it’s a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath—...


New & Noteworthy
September 01, 2016
Every day, millions of Americans prove that recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders is possible -- yet at the same time, millions more are struggling with the disease of addiction. These individuals are our family members, friends, and...


News Release
August 25, 2016

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced today that the next National Drug &...


News Release
August 10, 2016

A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) has proposed updated clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a child is exposed to alcohol during prenatal development. The new guidelines clarify and expand...


New & Noteworthy
July 29, 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine spotlights the following:

Alcohol, Medicines, and Aging...


News Release
July 27, 2016
A new drug developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health limits the progression of liver fibrosis in mice, a hopeful advance against a condition for which there is no current treatment and that often leads to serious liver disease in...


News Release
July 19, 2016

Research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has identified brain patterns in humans that appear to underlie “resilient coping,” the healthy emotional and behavioral responses to stress that help some people handle stressful...


Research News
July 18, 2016
You may be familiar with how doctors use pictures from magnetic resonance imaging machines, better known as MRIs, to diagnose injuries and other health problems. But did you know that NIAAA scientists have another technology that harnesses the power...


New & Noteworthy
July 13, 2016

The NIAAA-sponsored National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions–III (NESARC–III), conducted from 2012 to 2013, is the newest wave of the largest study ever conducted on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and disorders;...


New & Noteworthy
July 01, 2016

The Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN ) has published two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) on "Target Assessment, Engagement and Data Replicability to Improve Substance Use...