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.
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
NIDA Funded Research
News and Upcoming Events
We Celebrate our Research Administrators!
NMiF reviews Albuquerque action on homeless camps and understanding alcohol's impact in New Mexico
September 13, 2022
Dr. Kamilla Venner appears as a guest on New Mexico in Focus to discuss New Mexico and the alcohol problem including Native Americans.
CASAA at UNM has an opening for an open rank tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor
July 20, 2022
CASAA is very pleased to announce that Dr. Katie Witkiewitz has been named the next CASAA director, effective July 1, 2022.
July 1, 2022
After a nationwide search, Ellen R. Fisher, vice president for research at the University of New Mexico, has named Professor Katie Witkiewitz director of the Center on Alcohol, Substance Us…