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New Resource: “Short Takes” Video Series Enhances Understanding About Alcohol Terms

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has launched a new video series called “Short Takes with NIAAA.” Featuring commentary by NIAAA experts, this series consists of social media-friendly, 60-second videos explaining commonly used—but often misunderstood—alcohol terms.

The first installment of Short Takes provides concise, plain-language explanations of the following topics:

  1. Alcohol overdose (also available in Spanish)
  2. Alcohol use disorder
  3. Binge drinking
  4. Blackouts

We hope that our grantees, friends, and partners will share these accessible videos through their own social media channels. Stay tuned as we continue to add new videos to this series, which is designed to be helpful to both the general public and healthcare providers.