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The science of addiction

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CASAColumbia 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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A joint venture between CASAColumbia and the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, the Center builds on discoveries in cognitive neuroscience and information technology in order to develop new addiction prevention and treatment strategies.

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

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 white paper will explore the idea that addiction may be one disease of the brain with different forms or expressions.

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