NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

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5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
301-443-3860 (Voice)


The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. NIAAA also provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the severe and often fatal consequences of these problems by: conducting and supporting research directed at determining the causes of alcoholism, discovering how alcohol damages the organs of the body, and developing prevention and treatment strategies for application in the Nation's health care system; supporting and conducting research across a wide range of scientific areas; conducting policy studies that have broad implications for alcohol problem prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities; conducting epidemiological studies; collaborating with other research institutes and Federal programs relevant to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and providing coordination for Federal alcohol abuse and alcoholism research activities; maintaining continuing relationships with institutions, professional and voluntary associations at international, national, state and local levels engaged in alcohol-related work; and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2011