The National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) is supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  The consortium’s purpose is to study the effects of alcohol use on the developing adolescent brain and to determine  brain characteristics that predict alcohol use disorder. 

NCANDA comprises five U.S. research centers.  Consortium investigators will—

  • collect data with state-of-the-art, high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and other imaging resources
  • conduct a comprehensive neuropsychological battery, and
  • assess alcohol use and related problems, along with other substance involvement and mental health symptoms.

Visit the NCANDA site for more information.