Division of Addictions

Division faculty provide excellent behavioral health care and engage in innovative research and education. We have expertise across the entire age spectrum and in all areas, including alcohol and opioid addiction. Our faculty publish in leading journals, serve on key editorial boards and research committees, and edit leading addictions reference texts in the field.


Main Challenge

Addiction to alcohol and prescription and non-prescription drugs robs millions of individuals and their families of their most productive years. Increased access to effective behavioral health care leads to earlier diagnosis, improved adherence to evidenced-based treatment, better patient outcomes and increased productivity.

Our Approach

  • We create new, more effective treatments and interventions. Areas of excellence include college and early age drinking, treatment trials for substance use disorders, integrated models of addiction and co-occurring mental illnesses, opioid and other medication-assisted treatment, and studies in the neuroscience of addictions.
  • We offer excellent training opportunities and foster a pipeline of top-notch fellows. Our addictions program is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country.
  • We contribute to state and national issues related to opioid addiction and overdoses.