The Science of Addiction | Center on Addiction

The science of addiction

What we study

Center on Addiction is engaged in a wide range of research. We review the latest science on addiction, survey attitudes, examine the impact of addiction and risky substance use and develop tools and guides to improve prevention, treatment and policy. We also design and evaluate specific addiction prevention and treatment initiatives, often in partnership with other organizations.

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This program is developing tools to help pregnant women and new mothers, who may be at risk for child abuse and neglect, get access to treatment and support through home visiting programs.

In collaboration with the Truth Initiative, The City University of New York and New York University, Center on Addiction is examining trends in tobacco use (including e-cigarettes) among young adults on college campuses in New York City. 

Few people are routinely screened by their doctors for risky substance use. This collaboration seeks to design and evaluate ways of incorporating addiction prevention and treatment into current care procedures at a New York health system.

This study tests whether health homes improve quality of care, reduce inefficent health care and lower costs among the 120,000 individuals per year with addiction who are eligible for health homes in New York.

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