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Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2024-2028

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Applying a Life Course Approach to Alcohol Research

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Biological, behavioral, social, and environmental changes that occur throughout life influence the emergence and progression of alcohol misuse and its associated health consequences. A life course approach that takes these changes into account can inform research on the development of interventions and resources tailored to the specific needs of individuals and populations.

NIAAA encourages research to address critical knowledge gaps about the impact of alcohol misuse unique to each life stage to facilitate improved prevention, identification, and treatment of alcohol-related problems.

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