Research Centers

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

The Center's mission is to promote the identification, prevention, and effective treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems in our society through research, education, training, and policy advocacy.

The faculty conducts empirical research in a variety of areas of alcohol abuse/dependence, drug abuse/dependence and tobacco use, ranging from laboratory investigations of mechanisms through treatment or early intervention to policy. Funding comes from the federal government and a variety of foundations.

CAAS provide comprehensive training in how to conduct excellent research to predoctoral and postdoctoral research fellows. Faculty conduct clinical training seminars for practitioners at national and regional conferences.