National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism releases 5-year action plan

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism releases 5-year action plan

A section of the National Institutes of Health, The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, has released its five-year strategic plan to allocate resources to understand and treat alcohol related diseases.

“Alcohol contributes to approximately 88,000 deaths each year in the United States, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the nation.” In addition, alcohol is also responsible for half of all liver disease deaths, and birth defects.

“In total, problems relating to alcohol cost the nation $249 billion each year, the NIH said in a release. The research and work of the NIAAA is aimed at improving the odds for millions of Americans affected by alcohol each year.”

The five-year plan outlines several main goals, which includes improving diagnosing and treating alcoholism, prevention of abuse, and improving treatment for those affected and suffering from alcohol use disorder.

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