Shapes a campus community that engages and challenges students to make healthy life-long decisions with alcohol and other drugs.
A study website that does research with adolescents and college students who drink and/or do drugs in order to find correlations between past and present usage, and to decrease adolescent drinking and drug use.
Is a collegiate support program for men and women in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs who are pursuing a post-secondary education at St. Scholastica or are residents of the surrounding community.
Conducts research on the relationships between religion, spirituality, and health, while training others to do so. They also provide a free e-newsletter which discusses research throughout the world on spirituality.
The Center's broad mission is organized around five central themes: 1. To conduct research (basic, clinical, and applied) on the nature, development, etiology, and treatment of psychoactive substance use, misuse, abuse, and dependence by employing relevant biological, psychological, and sociocultural paradigms. 2. To develop, implement, and evaluate theory-driven prototypical clinical, prevention, and educational programs and services for appropriate target populations and constituent communities. 3. To facilitate the transfer and utilization of the Center's expertise by providing educational and training experiences for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and professionals in basic knowledge, the conduct of research, and the delivery of clinical and prevention services; and, to adapt and extend this expertise and knowledge to other individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies in the community. 4. To provide broad access to the knowledge base essential to students, researchers, clinicians, prevention and education specialists, and concerned others by identifying, organizing, and disseminating the fundamental empirical, theoretical, and practical literature of the field through a multi-formatted collection. 5. To assist agencies and organizations, public and private, charged with the responsibility to formulate policy in the analysis of issues related to psychoactive substance use, misuse, abuse, and dependence.
The Social Development Research Group is an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary team of researchers united in a common mission to understand and promote healthy behaviors and positive social development among diverse populations by conducting research on factors that influence development, developing and testing the effectiveness of interventions, studying service systems and working to improve them, advocating for science-based solutions to health and behavior problems, and disseminating knowledge, tools, and expertise produced by our research.
The Behavioral Alcohol Research for Clinical Advancement [BARCA] lab conducts laboratory and survey research on processes involved in the development of alcohol-related problems including alcohol use disorders. Laboratory-based studies are conducted in a simulated bar on the Arizona State University campus [The BARCA Lounge]. Participants are administered alcohol and then observed in this quasi-naturalistic setting. Survey studies are designed to track drinking and other risky behaviors longitudinally to identify risk and protective factors for the development of related problems. The goal of both types of studies is to better inform prevention and intervention efforts. The BARCA lab will continue to apply the knowledge gained through experimental and longitudinal studies to the prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors.
The ADAI Library collection represents the spectrum of research and scientific literature on alcohol and other drug use from all relevant disciplines, including medicine, nursing, social work, criminal justice, sociology and psychology. We're open to UW faculty, staff and students, as well as to college students and substance abuse professionals in the local area.
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The scientific focus of the Comprehensive Alcohol Research Center at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans is to conduct cutting edge basic research on alcohol and HIV that can be translated into effective community-based interventions. Our goal is to accelerate the translation of key basic and applied research findings on alcohol and HIV to clinical practice. The CARC provides an integrated research and administrative infrastructure for interdisciplinary collaboration in the design and conduct of studies at the cutting edge of alcohol and HIV or AIDS science.
Promotes, pioneers, and studies programs that improve individual and public health, welfare, and safety.
Studies strength and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive in order to increase childhood successes, community engagement, teaching of positive psychology and its effects.
Studies spiritual thought, humanities, and methods of science in order to discover more on the topics of happiness, compassion, satisfaction, and resilience.
A collegiate recovery program that provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which individuals recovering from addictive disorders can find peer support while attaining a college education.
ISR exists to initiate, support, and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum: history, psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, epidemiology, theology, and religious studies. Our mandate extends to all religions, everywhere, and throughout history. It also embraces the study of religious effects on such things as prosocial behavior, family life, population health, economic development, and social conflict. While always striving for appropriate scientific objectivity, our scholars treat religion with the respect that sacred matters require and deserve.
Our goal is to provide reasonable accommodations and a supportive, well-resourced environment to students with disabilities in order to promote student success in the university environment.The mission of the Office of Accessibility is to provide students with full access to and the opportunity for full participation in the academic environment.We are advocates of social justice for students with disabilities and work to end oppression by examining the social, cultural and institutional barriers to inclusion of all students.We embrace the diversity of our student body and celebrate a culturally sensitive and accessible campus through outreach, partnership, and advocacy with many university departments.
The Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that works with national, state, and local partners to improve recognition, prevention, treatment, research and policy related to addiction and recovery. To achieve its mission, IRETA will provide:Accurate and timely dissemination of evidence-based information.Bidirectional exchange of constructive knowledge related to addiction and recovery.Knowledge of addiction and recovery in a culturally competent manner.
Our 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.n 2013, the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies will celebrate its 30th year of promoting identification, prevention, effective treatments, and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for alcohol and other drug use problems in our society.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a big mission: Protecting Health, Saving Lives - Millions at a Time. Since its founding in 1916, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow's public health leaders.
The HABITS lab is the psychology research lab of Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This lab is dedicated to understanding and examining health behaviors such as smoking, drug addiction, alcoholism, exercise, and eating behaviors. We conduct our research on the basis of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change in order to better understand how individuals develop different behaviors as well as reduce or stop engaging in those behaviors. We have a variety of projects going on in the lab examining a wide range of health behaviors. Please visit our Current Projects page to learn more about our exciting projects of the past and present!
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The Program and its faculty sustain ties with numerous organizations and operating structures within and outside the University. Such relationships are essential to our ongoing mission; they allow the development of a scientific agenda that would not be possible without such connections, and they provide a set of clinical connections that enhance training activity and allow treatment evaluation studies to recruit patients as subjects. Foremost among these are: (a) UMATS, the Program's clinical arm; (b) and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A number of faculty hold appointments with both institutions (Barry, Blow, Ilgen). The VAMC operates an outpatient substance abuse program; and VAMC patients participate as subjects in Program research studies. In addition, Dr. Frederic Blow is Director of the VA's Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC). In addition to these relationships, the Program has ongoing research and/or clinical collaborations/projects with a large number of Departments and Centers at University of Michigan. These relationships establish connections with entities both within the Medical School/UMHS as well as outside of it, involve long-standing collaborations with Michigan State University; the University of Arkansas Medical Center; the Oregon Health & Science University, and the University of Idaho.
Established in 1978, the Alcohol Research Center (ARC) at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine remains the longest-funded center both at UConn and at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. Funding to the ARC was recently renewed through 2017. The Center is the first funded by the NIAAA to focus on both the etiology and treatment of alcoholism. Although alcohol research remains the central focus, the ARC now has programs that encompass research on other psychoactive substances (including heroin, marijuana, cocaine), pathological gambling and HIV/AIDS. Our program is guided by three basic scientific questions: What is the nature of addiction? Why are some individuals more vulnerable to addiction than others? What mechanisms account for the efficacy of various treatments for different types of addicted persons?
The goal at Miami University is to assist students in developing and maintaining healthy personal, emotional, and psychological functioning as they set and attempt to achieve academic goals.
- 513-529-2531 (Oxford Location)
The scientists at Addiction Science Research and Education Center (ASREC) has made it their mission to bring groundbreaking findings in the realm of Addiction Science to the public in a manner that is easily understand by all.
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The primary mission of NDRI is to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and other related social and health concerns in order to contribute to the prevention and solution of these social problems.
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At the Recovery Research Institute, the aim is to present evidence about addiction recovery and how you can achieve it on your own, by engaging with communities that support recovery, or by seeking treatment.
Research is at the heart of the Department of Psychology's mission.The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest continuously functioning psychology department in North America.
FIU BRIDGE is a multidisciplinary prevention research institute devoted to the design, implementation, and evaluation of community based prevention and brief intervention strategies for reducing risk behavior problems and enhancing wellbeing among youth. The groups research and applied endeavors have focused on school and community based health promotion, particularly among individuals at risk for alcohol or drug use problems, STIs, or antisocial behavior.
Current studies of generosity come from many different and often disconnected disciplines and focus on various terms, such as philanthropy, volunteerism and altruism. The Science of Generosity initiative aims to bring together diverse approaches in order to create a field for the study of generosity in all its forms.
The Prevention Research Center is home to a group of scientists, including sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and epidemiologists, who work collaboratively across disciplines on understanding how the environment (including laws, economies, social circumstances and normative settings) affects health behaviors. A primary focus is on the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and how such consumption results in short- and long-term harm. The goal of this research is to identify aspects of the environment that can be changed to improve health.
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The Research Institute on Addictions is a national leader in the study of substance use and abuse, addiction and treatment. For more than 40 years, they have conducted groundbreaking research on significant addiction issues. RIA is a key contributor to the university reputation for research excellence and a proud member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Dedicated to learning from success in addiction recovery, the International Quit and Recovery Registry taps the insights and experiences of people who are in recovery from an addiction, whether to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or a harmful behavior.
A clustered list of Addiction Recovery Research centers, listing our name nationally.
Most people are aware that tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs lead to addiction, cancer, and other health and social problems, but they still use them! The people over at the Health, Emotion and Addiction Laboratory believe that psychoactive drugs continue to be a problem in our society because they are very powerful, acute mood-altering agents. Drugs of abuse hijack the circuits of the brain that produce mood and motivation. These circuits are designed to respond to natural events, like food, sex, and social interaction. When the brain is exposed to drugs, unnatural changes in the way we think and feel ensue, which can result in paradoxical addictive behaviors, like the continuation of drug use despite experiencing severe negative consequences. Given this background, our research places high priority investigating the contextual factors that modulate the mood-altering and addictive effects of drugs. These contextual factors can be as broad as the social-environmental forces of discrimination and disadvantage and as narrow as the internal-psychobiological states produced by gene transcription and the release of neuro-active hormones. We call this program of research sociopharmacology, which studies why, how, and for whom drugs are addictive. Sociopharmacology applies field-based correlational research, lab-based experimental psychopharmacology research, and ecological momentary assessment to examine individual differences and contextual moderators of the mood-altering effects of drugs.
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Words Without Walls is a creative partnership between the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, Allegheny County Jail, State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh, and Sojourner House, a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for mothers and their children. Each year, Words Without Walls holds nine classes at the Allegheny County Jail. Six classes are for men, and three are for women. They also host a class each semester for 20 men serving sentences at State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh formerly known as Western Penitentiary. Words Without Walls teachers regularly find that teaching in alternative spaces is a life changing experience and one they can not forget. Their teachers are committed to continuing their outreach work after graduation and have gone on to create programs at various sites around the country.
The Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) is a research unit located on the third floor of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, VA. Directed by Warren K. Bickel, PhD, a recognized addiction researcher, ARRC is dedicated to understanding addiction and developing new treatments that repair the impaired decision-making processes common in addictive disorders. They have many specialized resources available to study addiction in innovative ways, including private offices and interview rooms, individualized computer therapy rooms, a ventilated smoking laboratory for measuring smoking behavior, access to three research-dedicated functional magnetic resonance imaging scanners, and access to brain stimulation equipment for transcranial magnetic simulation.
The CSA continues to advance the knowledge on the nature of addiction and the best ways to relieve it. Our work involves preclinical laboratory and formal clinical trials. We translate knowledge of medications and behavioral treatments learned from clinical trials to the average practitioner in the community.