GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Plan for National Institute on Substance Use & Addictive Disorders to be released
New institute would replace NIDA and NIAAA.
A draft Strategic Plan for a proposed National Institute on Substance Use and Addictive Disorders (NISUAD) at the National Institutes of Health is expected to be released very soon. The new institute would replace the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Along with the Strategic Plan, NIH will release a draft Portfolio Analysis indicating which areas of the current NIH substance use research portfolio are proposed for inclusion in the new institute. At that time NIH will be issuing a call for comments on both documents. That and other information related to this proposed reorganization will be available at the NIH Feedback website.