Research and Statistics – Substance Use Disorder

Federal Resources

  1. Alcohol Use Disorder (
    Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.
  2. Brochures and Fact Sheets (
    Several resources of easy-to-read material covering a wide range of alcohol-related topics. Publications listed are online full text and free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Research and Statistics (

Information courtesy of:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Medline Plus