NIAAA


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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 
an institute of the national institutes of health that conducts research focused on improving the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

NIAAA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism. An agency of the National Institutes of Health (US) which provides leadership in the US effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
• Conducting and supporting research in genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment;
• Collaborating with other research institutes and Federal programs on alcohol-related issues;
• Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organsations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work;
• Translating and disseminating research findings to healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

NIAAA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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No one from NIAAA or NIDA would speak to Addiction Professional on the record for this article.
Older women are also more sensitive to the effects of medications; there are more than 150 prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that interact negatively with alcohol, according to the NIAAA.
The NIAAA study assessing the medical management approach is a phase III study of naltrexone, an injectable, long-acting medication made by Alkermes.
NIAAA is now also offering a comprehensive educational guide for teachers.
By looking instead for a magical elixir just over the horizon, NIDA and the NIAAA give short shrift to the individual circumstances that are crucial to understanding why some people abuse drugs.
Today, NIAAA funds approximately 90 percent of all alcoholism research in the United States.
Supported by NIAAA grant AA11566 to SJK and NIAAA grant AA05583 to JNL.
In 1976 Newsweek reported that over 40 states had established task forces on women alcoholics in the previous two years and that the NIAAA had been ordered to give special consideration to women.
We evaluated primary care physicians' screening methods for alcohol use and their management of problem drinkers to determine if they were following the NIAAA guidelines.
It was not previously known that alcohol dependence was influenced in such a dramatic way by early alcohol drinking," commented psychiatrist and NIAAA director Enoch Gordis at a press conference held in Washington, D.
The NIAAA estimates that more than one third of adult Americans have experience of alcoholism or alcohol abuse in their families.