In 2015, Princeton University economists Anne Case, Ph.D., and Angus Deaton, Ph.D., reported something unexpected. After decreasing since the end of World War II, rates of death began to increase in the United States for people in some groups. The rise in deaths was driven primarily by drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and liver disease.
Each summer, NIAAA’s Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR) hosts high school, college, and graduate students from across the nation. These student-trainees work in the DICBR laboratories, gain research skills, and receive mentoring from NIAAA researchers.
Increasing the intensity of treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) over the time course of treatment reduces alcohol consumption among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AUD, according to new clinical research supported by NIAAA.