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Arizona State University BARCA Lab

Arizona State University BARCA Lab

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.

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wcorbin@asu.edu