Oregon Scientists seek to understand the roots of Alcoholism

Just a year ago Professor David Jentsch wrote here about the importance of animal research in developing better ways to treat addiction; now Jim Newman of the Oregon National Primate Research Centre (ONPRC) has written in OregonLive about how research in monkeys is helping us to understand alcoholism and other forms of alcohol abuse, which are among leading causes of death, injury and illness in the United States.

In an interview yesterday with ABC20/20 ONPRC scientist Kathy Grant discusses the importance of research on Rhesus macaques in improving our understanding of why consumption of alcohol differs between  individuals, information which she hopes will help to prevent and treat alcohol abuse.

Speaking of Research wish Professor Grant and her colleagues well in their efforts to reduce the damage done to our society by alcohol abuse.