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Alcohol and Other Substance Use To Cope With Social Anxiety

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Using alcohol to cope with social anxiety is associated with increased substance use and more consequences among young adults, according to a study by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-supported researchers.


Major Update to Popular Alcohol Facts and Statistics Resource

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has released a major update to the Alcohol Facts and Statistics webpage.

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Enhancing Diversity in the Alcohol Research Workforce: NIAAA-supported MOSAIC Scholars

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Enhancing diversity in the alcohol research workforce is an important priority of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). One way that NIAAA pursues this objective is through support of the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers program, established and led by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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Bridget Williams-Simmons, Ph.D.

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Associate Director for Basic Research and Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism