Like NIAAA, these groups are concerned with why, when and how people drink; why some people develop alcohol use disorders; how the consequences of harmful drinking affect individuals, their families and society; how alcohol affects the development of young brains and bodies; and how prevention, treatment and recovery programs can be improved.
Friends of NIAAA is dedicated to supporting NIAAA in its work to reduce alcohol-related problems and will highlight and disseminate the findings of NIAAA’s programs and help to develop policies in the areas below:
- Supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, end organ damage, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, treatment and recovery
- Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and programs on alcohol-related issues
- Collaborating with international, national, state and local entities engaged in alcohol-related work
- Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, prevention professionals, researchers, policymakers and the public