Office of Research

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute


The mission of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is to advance research, policy and practice in order to improve the lives of individuals and communities affected by alcohol and drug use and abuse. We believe that harms related to substance use are preventable and treatable and that research plays a vital role in developing real-world solutions. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute serves as a focal point for alcohol and drug abuse research at the University of Washington and in the Northwest region, benefiting the citizens of Washington State by expanding our knowledge and making information available to health and social service professionals, policy makers, as well as to the public. The Institute's multidisciplinary staff of psychologists, epidemiologists, educators, public health experts, and information specialists work to further our understanding and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drug abuse.

Funding Information:

WA State, grants and contracts

Reporting Structure:

Joel Berg, Chair, Board of Health Sciences Deans and Dave Anderson, Executive Director, Health Sciences Administration

Center Details

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Director: Donovan, Dennis
Location: 1107 NE 45th St., Suite 120
Year Started: 1973
Administrator / Program Manager: Balch, Noreen
Administering College/School: Health Science Administration 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Faculty Involvement: 10 Research Scientists