Medication assisted treatment research
Medications have long been the mainstay of treatment for opioid dependence, and are increasingly important in the treatment of alcohol dependence and other addictions. The development of new pharmacologic treatments for addictions is a high priority for translational research. For the past 20 years CASAA-affiliated investigators have conducted important federally funded research on the use of medications to improve outcomes in the treatment of addictions.
Specific areas of research include:
Pharmacologic treatment of opioid dependence
Pharmacologic treatment of alcohol dependence
Neuro-biological mechanisms of pharmacotherapies
Integration of pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments