We may hear about drug abuse problems involving such illegal drugs as cocaine or heroin and other similar ones more often than any other drug abuse issues, but the truth is, alcohol still is the top drug problem in the country. Also referred to as alcoholism, alcohol abuse will affect more than 13% of the adult population at one time or another in their lives. Drug experts say that alcohol withdrawal is in fact, doubly dangerous than narcotic drug withdrawal. The government together with many private organizations is naturally concerned about educating the public about alcohol abuse and thus has instituted grants for alcohol education. It is important for people to know what issues and problems are involved in alcoholism so that they can take steps to prevent or stop it from happening to themselves and to their loved ones.
Alcohol Research Program Grants
This grant is administered by the Department of Health and Human Sciences (DHHS) through the office of the National Institutes of Health. Recognizing the need for fundamental information base about alcohol abuse prevention and other alcohol related problems, the government has set up this program to help in developing improved methods of alcoholism treatment and researching for more effective prevention strategies. The program is aimed at stimulating and fostering scientific innovation coupled with technological advancement through cooperative efforts among those who have vital interest in alcoholism treatment and prevention such as research institutions and business enterprises. You can get more information about this research program here:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health,
5635 Fishers Lane Room 2085
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Telephone: (301) 451-2067
Fax: (301) 4437-043.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities-National Programs
This program was established by the Department of Education to help in enhancing our collective efforts to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among the country’s student population at all levels. It supports the promotion of safety and disciplinary policies in our secondary schools that will help curb this insidious problem. Eligible to apply for t this project are individuals and private and public organizations whose beneficiaries are local educational agencies or LEAs, state educational agencies or SEAs, higher educational institutions, including parents, teachers and students. You can get more information about this program, the grant amount, restrictions and limitations, and how to apply from this address:
Department of Education
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Potomac Center Plaza, Room 10089
Washington, District of Columbia 20202
Telephone: (202) 245-7831