CASAA was funded as a node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) from October, 2002 through August, 2015, and will continue as a research site for CTN protocol 0051 through February, 2017



Principal Investigator: Barbara S. McCrady Ph.D.

Primary Co-Investigators:  Michael Bogenschutz, M.D. and Snehal Bhatt, M.D.

Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse



University of New Mexico

Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (UNM CASAA)

2650 Yale Blvd. SE

Albuquerque, NM  87106

Phone:  505-925-2330

Fax:  505-925-2301




Barbara S. McCrady Ph.D.


Deanna Sprunk
Sr Program Manager

Betty Tennyson

Admin Assistant


Roberta Chavez
Lead QA Monitor/CTN 0051 Project Manager

Aaron Baca

Research Coordinator



Research Studies:

NIDA-CTN-0051 Extended-Release Naltrexone vs. Buprenorphine for Opioid Treatment (X:BOT)—Now recruiting.  Study Site:  Turquoise Lodge Hospital

Completed protocols:

NIDA-CTN-0010 Buprenorphine/Naloxone-Facilitated Rehabilitation for Heroin Addicted Adolescents/Young Adults

NIDA-CTN-0013 Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) to Improve Treatment Utilization and Outcome in Pregnant Substance Users

NIDA-CTN-0018 Reducing HIV/STD Risk Behaviors: A Research Study for Men in Drug Abuse Treatment

NIDA-CTN-0020 Job-Seekers Training for Patients with Drug Dependence

NIDA-CTN-0021 Motivational Enhancement Treatment (MET) to Improve Treatment Engagement and Outcome for Spanish-Speaking Individuals Seeking Treatment for Substance Abuse


NIDA-CTN-0032 HIV Rapid Testing and Counseling in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs in the US

0033B Native American Methamphetamine and Other Drug Use and Treatment in the Southwest (MOD)

MOD tool kit: - /ctn/ctn mod tool kit/


CTN 0047  Screening Motivational Assessment and Referral to Treatment in Emergency Departments (SMART-ED)—SW Node serves as the Lead Node


Community Treatment Programs (CTPs):

Addictions and Substance Abuse Programs
Albuquerque NM

Protocol Participation:  CTN 0010

The Life Link
Santa Fe NM

Protocol Participation:  CTN 0018, CTN 0020, CTN 0021, CTN 0032

New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Albuquerque NM


Milagro Programs

Albuquerque NM

Protocol Participation:  CTN 0013


Turquoise Lodge
Albuquerque NM

Protocol Participation:  CTN 0051


UNMH Emergency Department

Albuquerque NM

Protocol Participation:  CTN 0047


UNMH Family Practice Clinic

Albuquerque NM


UNMHSC Truman Street Health Services Clinic
Albuquerque NM


University of New Mexico Division of Dental Services

Albuquerque NM


University of New Mexico Programs for Children and Adolescent

Albuquerque NM


University of Nevada, Las VegasExternal link, please review our.

Las Vegas, Nevada


Las Vegas Recovery Center External link, please review our.

Las Vegas, Nevada


Westcare Nevada, Inc.External link, please review our disclaimer.

Las Vegas, Nevada


Past Dissemination Activities/Events:


NIDA Blending Conference 2010


Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol/Drug Problems:  A Professional Update Series for Behavioral Health Professionals (2006-2007)


Buprenorphine Treatment:  Training for Multidisciplinary Addiction Professionals


Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI)


Motivational Interviewing Assessment:  Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP)


Motivational Interviewing (MI)


Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA)

Workshop slides and Handouts


Dissemination Collaborators:


Life Link Training Institute


Other CTN Information:


For CTN related Publications and Presentations please visit CTN Dissemination Library at