To address all aspects of drug and alcohol abuse and its harmful consequences, the Addiction Science FIRE Stream ranges from basic studies of the neurobehavioral and psychological processes that underlie addictive behavior to research on the treatment of addictive behavior and psychological conditions that often co-occur with addiction. This stream also addresses the unique vulnerabilities and health disparities that derive from environmental and social systems. The Addiction Science FIRE Stream develops treatment approaches for drug and alcohol abuse and ensures they work in real-world clinical settings.
Rather than structuring the stream around a single research question, the team-based approach of the Addiction Science FIRE stream provides the opportunity for students to explore a range of research questions and methods in addiction science.
Based in the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER), students gain exposure to the following approaches to discovery in addiction science:
First-Year Spring Semester Course:
FIRE157 - FIRE COURSE 2: Addiction Science
(3 credits, General Education Distributive Studies, History and Social Science)
Second-Year Fall Semester Course:
FIRE257 - FIRE COURSE 3: Addiction Science
(3 credits, General Education Scholarship in Practice)
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