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.
- 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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
How Do I find Substance Use Treatment Services?
There are several ways to find adult substance use treatment services, such as by contacting the substance use program directly, your local Outreach, Screening, Assessment, Referral (OSAR), or Local Mental Health Authority or Local Behavioral Health Authority.