Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of BDNF in Stress Effects on Ethanol Dependence-Induced Escalated Drinking
Principal Investigator:

Howard C. Becker

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic relapsing disease that constitutes a major health problem for Veterans. Stress is known to be an important contributing factor to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and this is especially relevant to Veterans given their high prevalence of co-occurring AUD and stress-related illnesses such as post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite the significance of this problem, the complex interaction between stress and alcohol (ethanol) drinking is not fully unders...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.