New National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) Publications
Posted Nov 29 2009 10:03pm
Below you will find several new NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) publications:
Alcohol Alert #77: Neuroscience: Pathways to Alcohol Dependence
Why do some people become dependent on alcohol? Scientists are addressing the question of alcohol dependence and its effect on thought, mood, and behavior through neuroscience, the study of the brain, where both intoxication and alcohol dependence begin. Through neuroscientific research, scientists are gaining a better understanding of how alcohol changes the brain and how those changes influence certain behaviors.
Alcohol Research & Health: A Developmental Perspective on Underage Alcohol Use (Volume 32, Number 1, 2009)
Volume 32(1) of Alcohol Research & Health focuses on underage drinking, spotlighting findings that originally appeared in the journal Pediatrics (Vol. 121, Supplement, 2008). This issue includes an introductory developmental perspective on alcohol use, as well as overviews of risk factors for alcohol use and abuse and the effects of alcohol on children in different developmental stages from birth to late adolescence. This issue also covers preventive interventions for underage drinking and treatment for alcohol and other drugs in adolescence.
Alcohol Alert #78: A Developmental Perspective on Underage Alcohol Use
The Alcohol Alert on underage drinking corresponds with the Alcohol Research & Health issue on the same subject. This Alert addresses our understanding of alcohol’s effects on the key stages of human development from birth through age 20.
For NIAAA publications and other resources, visit the NIAAA Web site ( www.niaaa.nih.gov ) or write to: NIAAA, Publications Distribution Center, P.O. Box 10686, Rockville, MD 20849–0686.