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Substance Abuse in the Military

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Substance Use and Abuse among U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R01) Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by NIDA, NIAAA, NCI, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enhance and accelerate research on the epidemiology/etiology, identification, and prevention and treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse (including illicit and prescription drugs) and associated mental health problems among active-duty or recently separated (e.g., Iraq and Afghanistan) military troops and their families. VA has specific interest in supporting research directed towards advancing prevention and treatment of mental health and comorbid substance use/abuse problems in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan deployments (including National Guard and Reservists) and their families. Funding Website Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-10-001.html This series of programs are designed to offer tangible solutions to the critical issues that are challenging the quality of life in various populations. Each segment will begin with a clearly stated problem, along statistics about the problem before inviting participants to help develop workable solutions. We invite forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and solutions oriented talkers to engage in meaningful problem solving.