Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of people and their families.
Research Society on Alcoholism (RSoA) is an organization that encourages research to help solve alcohol-related problems. By fostering research, helping fund research and training, and encouraging the sharing of knowledge, RSoA helps people understand alcoholism, its causes, and its potential cures.
The organization was founded in 1976, and has a membership of more than sixteen hundred clinicians, scientists, and students from all over the world working to research alcoholism. RSoA’s website also includes the pages for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG), formerly known as FAS or FASSG.
What RSoA Does
RSoA works to bring researchers together to share information about alcohol and its effects, causes, and possible treatments. They host an annual meeting during which members meet to discuss their expectations for the year, organize activities hosted by the Research Society on Alcoholism, and share knowledge and information about alcoholism.
In addition to the organization’s annual meetings to bring scientists and researchers together to share information about alcoholism, RSoA facilitates donations to help fund research. RSoA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that accepts donations, which are tax-deductible, to support research and training efforts.
RSoA also works closely with the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group (FASDSG). It’s common knowledge that even one night of heavy drinking by a pregnant woman can significantly increase the risk of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. FASDSG works to fully understand FAS, define its characteristics, and find ways to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and adults with FAS and other alcohol-related disabilities.
The FASDSG also has an annual meeting that precedes the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism.
RSoA and FASDSG are working slowly and steadily to help people understand the importance of alcohol research. Since millions of people and their friends and families are effected by alcoholism every day, it’s a topic that impacts the lives of a lot of people.
Their emphasis on research into the causes and cures of alcoholism, as well as their encouragement of scientists and researchers in sharing their findings, has helped alcoholism research become recognized as legitimate and important. This recognition will likely help RSoA and FASDSG find more funding to further their research.
Alcoholism affects a lot of people in the United States alone. Not only are the alcoholics impacted by their own drinking, but family and friends are affected, as well. The work the Research Society on Alcoholism and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group do to encourage research and share information will help people who are impacted by alcoholism every day.
Because they provide a way for scientists and researchers to meet and share information, as well as raising money to help fund the research, RSoA is instrumental in helping people understand alcoholism. And through their efforts, alcoholism may not just be treated, but one day, cured.