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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
an institute of the national institutes of health that conducts research focused on improving the treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
NIAAANational Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism. An agency of the National Institutes of Health (US) which provides leadership in the US effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
• Conducting and supporting research in genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment;
• Collaborating with other research institutes and Federal programs on alcohol-related issues;
• Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organsations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work;
• Translating and disseminating research findings to healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.