Addictions

Addiction is a complex, multi-factorial disease that impacts individuals, families, and communities. With this in mind, a cadre of internationally recognized scientists in the Addictions Section seek to:

  • understand the biological, behavioral, environmental, and social basis of substance use and addiction
  • develop efficacious and evidence-based substance use treatment approaches
  • prevent substance use and promote long-lasting recovery

 

Center for Studies of Addiction

The primary mission of the Center for Studies of Addiction is to advance knowledge on both the nature and the treatment of addictive disorders.  Taking a translational approach, knowledge gleaned from preclinical laboratory studies of genetics and neuroscience is applied to developing and evaluating behavioral and pharmacological treatments for alcohol, opioid, and cocaine use disorder.  Clinical findings are then translated back to the laboratory.  The ultimate goal of the Center is to translate new knowledge to practitioners in the community so that the insights we gain on the nature of addictive disorders and their treatment enhance the care of patients globally.

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Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction

The primary mission of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction is to prevent tobacco use initiation, promote cessation, and inform the regulation of tobacco products. Towards these goals, researchers in the center seek to (1) identify the factors that influence the initiation of tobacco product use; (2) develop and evaluate novel behavioral and pharmacological interventions for nicotine dependence based on interdisciplinary findings (e.g., genetics, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral pharmacology, epidemiology); and (3) understand how tobacco products can be properly labeled and marketed so that the public is properly informed about their risks, such as nicotine and toxin exposure.

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