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NIAAA/HBO Documentary Risky Drinking Spotlights Alcohol Use Disorder

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and HBO collaborated to create Risky Drinking, a documentary that premiered December 19, 2016. Risky Drinking spotlights alcohol use disorder (AUD), an important public health topic, through the stories of four people whose drinking has profoundly affected their lives. The drinking patterns of the individuals profiled in this documentary represent different stages along the AUD spectrum.

New Tribal Agenda Aims to Improve Behavioral Health in Native Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda (TBHA) in December 2016. TBHA is a first-of-its-kind, collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

2016 Monitoring the Future Survey Results Now Released

The Monitoring the Future survey, conducted by the University of Michigan and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health, measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. The 2016 survey presents findings from 45,473 students from 372 public and private schools who reported their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month.