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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Our Work

Guided by our mission to lead the nation’s research efforts on alcohol use disorder, NIAAA supports research conducted within the Institute, as well as in institutions around the world. The Institute's Strategic Plan serves as a roadmap for optimizing the allocation of resources to areas of alcohol research most likely to benefit from additional support, translating scientific discoveries for the benefit of the public, and continuing to build on NIAAA’s position as the nation’s key source of evidence-based information on alcohol and health.

Extramural Research Program

Extramural research is research conducted by organizations outside the NIH with NIH support through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.

NIAAA’s extramural research program comprises the following divisions:

Additional information about the NIAAA Extramural Programs, Offices and Initiatives

The extramural portfolio supports both clinical and basic science research.

Clinical research comprises more than 30 percent of NIAAA’s extramural research, and includes programs in:

  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Health Services


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Intramural Research

The laboratories and researchers housed within NIAAA seek to unravel the biological basis of alcohol use disorders and related problems, and to develop new strategies to prevent and treat these disorders. 


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