The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.
 
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
 
  • Conducting and supporting alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
     
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues.
     
  • Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work.
     
  • Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.