Advocacy

NIAAA and Alcoholism Research

Adoption Date:
April 1, 1982

Public Policy Statement on NIAAA and Alcoholism Research

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The American Society of Addiction Medicine welcomes the Administration's plan to increase federal support on alcoholism research. The proposed FY '83 research budget of $33 million of NIAAA is a major advance toward prevention and efficacious treatment of an enormous national health problem.

NIAAA should maintain its current status and central role in the federal government's efforts to eliminate alcohol-related health damage, and the Institute's research program should continue to expand.

It is imperative to control this disease that costs the nation $45 billion a year and is a major cause of death. The best way to achieve this goal is to maintain a determined, efficient, and well funded National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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