viernes, 19 de febrero de 2016

New Issue of The Spectrum Is Now Available

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Volume 8, Issue 1 Is Now Available!

NIAAA Spectrum Webzine

NIAAA Spectrum is an online Webzine published by the National
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It features the latest
news from the alcohol research field, infographics, and interviews
with NIAAA staff and researchers from the field. The latest issue is
now available. The full table of contents is presented below.

In This Issue

Sex Differences to Become Fundamental Element of Alcohol Research at NIAAA 

In the United States, and throughout the world, men drink more alcohol
than women. But research shows that women start to have alcohol-related
problems at lower drinking levels than men do. More...

Dr. Kenneth Warren Retires From NIAAA

November 1, 2015, marked a watershed moment in NIAAA’s history: It was
the day that Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., retired as Deputy Director. Dr. Warren’s
federal career spanned 41 years, including 39 with NIAAA. “Dr. Warren has
shown incredible dedication to NIAAA, and the impact of his many accomplishments
will continue long after this transition into the next phase of his life,” noted NIAAA
Director George F. Koob, Ph.D.  More...

News From the Field

Adults drank more alcohol in 2012–2013 than they did in 2001–2002, according
to the most recent National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related
Conditions (NESARC).
Two to three brief training sessions can significantly increase pediatricians’ use
of screening and brief interventions to help their patients with substance use and
mental health problems, according to a large, 2-year trial supported by NIAAA.
In a recent study, Cindy L. Ehlers, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the clinical course
of alcohol use disorder in a sample of young adult (ages 18–30) individuals of Mexican
American and Native American descent.
The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than
doubled between 2001–2002 and 2012–2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorder
during that time was nearly as large.


As of November 2015, Patricia A. Powell, Ph.D., has been serving as Acting Deputy
Director of NIAAA.


In September 2015, NIH launched a groundbreaking national study of how substance
use affects brain development in the short and long term. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive
Development (ABCD) Study will follow about 10,000 children beginning at ages 9–10.

A Closer Look

With the release of the CollegeAIM (which stands for College Alcohol Intervention Matrix)
print guide and Web site in September 2015, NIAAA has embarked on an ambitious
promotional effort.

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