NIH Moves Toward Creation Of A New Addictions Institute

collins-francis-nihNational Institute of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins (pictured left) announced recently that plans to proceed with a functional merger of existing research resources at NIAAA and NIDA rather than create a new addiction institute.

After review and consultation with stakeholders, NIH has opted for "functional integration."

The phrase signifies an attempt to improve the coordination of its substance use, abuse, and addiction-related research without merging the two institutes.

As background, NCADD has attached the following information:

  1. Statement by NIH Director Francis Collins
  2. Functional Integration Announcement
  3. Draft Scientific Strategic Plan re Functional Integration

As more details become available NCADD will continue to keep you posted.



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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic.
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