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Center Director – Sharon Walsh, Ph.D.

The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) began in 1990. CDAR conducts research into the biological, psychological, sociopolitical, and clinical aspects of substance abuse and related behavior. The Center conducts federally funded and state-funded research on substance abuse and related problems areas such as intimate violence, criminal justice settings and characteristics of rural substance use.
Our multidisciplinary center also provides consultation services to public agencies and state and local government. The Center has a history of providing training on evidence-based treatment, intervention and prevention approaches, as well as providing service to the community.


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Faculty and Center Associates

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Behavioral Health Outcome Studies

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