Principal Investigators: Sarah Nelson, PhD and Debi LaPlante, PhD
Funder: National Academy of Medicine
Timeline: 2022 – 2023

Since 2011, the Division and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) have engaged in an ambitious clinical software development and research agenda. This engagement has produced the Computerized Assessment & Referral System (CARS) and its variants, numerous conference presentations, training events, research reports, editorials & special series, and peer reviewed papers. The Division on Addiction won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine’s Healthy Longevity Global Competition to adapt CARS for use with older adults on their own or in community-based peer health educator settings. CARS Silver will provide older adults with structured mental health screening with automated referrals to treatment, community resources, and activities that will ensure they have the knowledge and support for aging well.