CASAA's 25th Anniversary Celebration

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Greetings from the Director:

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) was founded in 1989 to conduct research, provide service to the community, and train practitioners and students to improve the lives of those affected by alcohol and drug use. Twenty-five years later, CASAA continues to be a vital research, service, and training center at the University of New Mexico. We celebrated our anniversary with an afternoon event at the historic Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque. Featured speakers shared their personal experiences and perspectives on addiction; we were honored to have Dr. Kenneth Warren, the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as our Keynote speaker.

Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D.
Director, UNM CASAA and
Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Click here to see video of CASAA Director Dr. Barbara McCrady discussing the 25th Anniversary






Welcoming Remarks



Overview and History and CASAA

Dr. Barbara McCrady, Director, UNM CASAA

Dr. Philip May, UNM CASAA Founder and Professor Emeritus

Dr. William Miller, UNM CASAA Founder and Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. W. Gill Woodall, UNM CASAA Founder and Professor of Communication & Journalism


Awards to founders

Dr. Patrick Abbott, Dr. Philip May, Dr. Robert Meyers, Dr. William Miller, Dr. W. Gill Woodall





Addictions - a personal perspective

Kent Cravens, NM Community Member
Steve Paternoster, NM Community Member


Keynote speaker:
"Advances in Alcohol Research in the Last Quarter Century"

Dr. Kenneth Warren, Deputy Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Closing Remarks

Dr. Barbara McCrady


Reception and poster session

Light hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and cash bar

Poster session and displays

Presentations from the celebration:
  • Dr. Barbara McCrady
  • Dr. Phil May
  • Dr. Gill Woodall
  • Dr. William R. Miller

  • Posters from the celebration:
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment in Alcohol Research: Relative Between-Subject Homogeneity Compared to Within-Subject Heterogeneity
  • Improving Alcohol Treatment Outcomes Through Family Involvement
  • SOMATICS Collaborative: Studies of Medications for Addiction Treatment in Correctional Settings
  • The Impact of Substance Use & Gender on Condom Use Self-Efficacy in a Rural Treatment Seeking Sample
  • Results of a Randomized Trial of Web-based Responsible Beverage Service Training:
  • Information and the Perceived Cost of Sexually Transmitted Infections: a Stated Preference Study of Justice-Involved Youth
  • Addictive Behaviors and Quantitative Research at CASAA: Standing on The Shoulders of Giants
  • The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network: A community-based approach to clinical trials in addiction
  • Integrating psychotherapy process and neuroimaging measures of motivation to change
  • You Get What You Pay For: The Effects of Segment Selection in MITI Coding
  • Changes In Abstinence During Early AA Attendance: Does Pathway Into AA Moderate AA-Related Benefit?

  • Pictures can be found here.