Our Vision

   To serve as the nexus for alcohol, substance use, and addiction research in the state of New Mexico and beyond by conducting high quality scientific research with the ultimate goal of reducing suffering related to substance use and other addictive behaviors.

Our Mission

   At the Center on Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions (CASAA) our first priority is to reduce suffering and social costs caused by substance use and other addictive behaviors, and to improve quality of life. We do this by generating high quality assessment, prevention, treatment, and implementation research. We are strongly committed to the highest scientific integrity in our research and training programs. Attention to human diversity and health equity strengthens our science and makes it relevant to our local communities and larger society. We do our best work by collaborating with fellow scientists, community partners, practitioners, and those most impacted by substance use and other addictive behaviors, and by working across disciplines. At CASAA we are committed to sharing our knowledge with fellow scientists, practitioners, communities and individuals who are directly impacted by substance use and other addictive behaviors. It matters to us that our work makes an impact both here in our state and in our larger community.


Our Key Research Initiatives


NIAAA Funded Research

National Institute on Alchohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.

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NIDA Funded Research

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and addiction.

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Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Lead Conveners

Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D.,Jonathan Brigman, Ph.D. Cassandra Boness, Ph.D.

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Southwest CTN

Principal Investigator

Kimberly Page, PhD, MPH, MS

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Principal investigators

Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D., Mathew Pearson, Ph.D

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CASAA Research Services

and Web/IT Support

Research Data Services (RDS) and CASAA IT/Web Support.

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News and Upcoming Events

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