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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...

 

Research News
February 20, 2016

Adults drank more alcohol in 2012–2013 than they did in 2001–2002, according to the most recent National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). NESARC–III is a cross-sectional survey sponsored, designed, and directed by...

 

Research News
February 19, 2016

In a recent study, Cindy L. Ehlers, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the clinical course of alcohol use disorder (AUD)—as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM–5)—in a sample of young adult (ages...

 

Research News
February 17, 2016

Two to three brief training sessions can significantly increase pediatricians’ use of screening and brief interventions to help their patients with substance use and mental health problems, according to a large, 2-year trial supported by NIAAA....

 

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...

 

Research News
January 29, 2016

The concept of addiction as a brain disease is still being questioned. Yet, an article published in The New England Journal of Medicine by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob, and Dr. A. Thomas McLellan, co-founder and...

 

New & Noteworthy
December 18, 2015

La publicación incluye información sobre métodos eficaces pero poco utilizados.

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