Our 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.


We 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.


Faculty are involved in developing training curricula for medical schools and addiction training for clinicians as part of the ATTC. The CAAS houses the largest library of material on Alcoholics Anonymous, in conjunction with the Brown University library system.


Faculty are involved in Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy to align policy, practice, and public understanding with the scientific evidence that addiction is a preventable and treatable disease; to support the use of evidence-based, cost-effective approaches toward prevention and treatment; and to enable lawyers and physicians to provide effective and sustained leadership in this effort.