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Over the long term, alcohol can increase your risk of more than 200 different diseases, including in the liver and pancreas, and certain cancers.
August 10, 2023

Alcohol’s health effects: What you need to know

Drinking alcohol is so common that people may not question how even one beer, cocktail, or glass of wine could...

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George F. Koob, Ph.D., is the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
June 13, 2023

Meet the Director: George F. Koob, Ph.D., National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Even after decades of research in the field, George F. Koob, Ph.D., is still learning new things about alcohol,...

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The support of loved ones is important in recovery from alcohol use disorder.
August 25, 2020

Tips for supporting loved ones with alcohol use disorders

The support of friends and family is important in the journey to recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD). The National...

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There is help—and hope—for people who struggle with drinking.
August 13, 2020

Confronting alcohol use disorder and misconceptions as a woman

Forty-one-year-old Christine* started experimenting with alcohol in her early teens. The first time she tried it, she blacked out and...

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Alcohol use disorder is a common but serious condition that affects how the brain functions.
July 16, 2020

Why alcohol-use research is more important than ever

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects roughly 15 million people in the U.S. People with the condition may drink in ways...

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