As Male and Female Drinking Patterns Become More Similar, Adverse Alcohol Risks for Women Become More Apparent

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Scientists Discover Brain Cells That Compete To Sustain or Suppress Traumatic Memories

Two clusters of brain cells compete to promote either the persistence or disappearance of traumatic memories, according to a new study conducted in mice. The findings could provide important insights into human conditions—such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and associated problems such as alcohol use disorder (AUD)—that can arise from the persistence of traumatic memories.

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Life Achievements Linked to Sustained Recovery in Nationally Representative Survey

In a recent study, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)-funded researchers at the Recovery Research Institute and Chestnut Health Systems found that many individuals in recovery for alcohol and other substance use disorders report more life achievements, such as increased community engagement and enhanced well-being, as their time in recovery increases.

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Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Motivations Among Young Adults During the Pandemic

Stay-at-home and physical distancing orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased stress, anxiety, depression, and boredom, and reports suggest that some people may be consuming more alcohol as a coping mechanism.


NIAAA Helps Healthcare Professionals Provide Better Care for Patients Who Drink Too Much

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is working on two fronts to help healthcare professionals gain knowledge about alcohol’s impact on health and ways to prevent, detect, and treat alcohol problems in their patients.

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Nancy Diazgranados, M.D.

Deputy Clinical Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)