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Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies

The Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies (CAS) in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is a multidisciplinary institute dedicated to substance use research, education, and training. Our collaborations intersect with key translational health domains, broadening impact in the field of addiction science. CAS researchers and educators provide expertise on alcohol and other substance use topics for the public through local, national, and international media outlets.


Our NIH-supported research programs seek to understand how mind, body and brain processes impact alcohol and other substance use behaviors, how health disparities unfold over the lifespan for those with alcohol and other drug use disorders, and how best to treat those with traumatic stress and substance use disorders in the community.


Our educational programs offer weekly professional development seminars, specialty opioid intervention training for law enforcement, workshops and conferences for psychologists and other medical professionals, and a 3-day summer school. All of our addiction education programs immerse participants in the latest models for prevention and intervention.

The Journal of Studies on Alcohol And Drugs

The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is the oldest substance-related journal in the United States, and is housed at CAS.

Public Health Surveillance Studies of Alcohol Industry Market and Political Strategies: A Systematic Review

This review examines public health surveillance (PHS) studies of alcohol industry actors that explore the implications of the integration of business and political strategies for public health.

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Use of Alcohol and Cannabis Among Adults Driving Children in Washington State

It is unknown how many drivers are impaired by alcohol or cannabis with children as passengers (a situation known as driving under the influence child endangerment [DUI-CE]). This study examines the prevalence and patterns of alcohol and cannabis use among drivers with children on weekend nights and risk perceptions among these drivers.

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Rutgers CAS News

August 20, 2019

Does a 7-Day Gambling Break Help Problem Gamblers?

The rise of digital casinos has made gambling opportunities more...

August 16, 2019

Connections Between Childhood Adversity & Drug Use

Thanks to a July 2019 study published in the Journal of...

August 12, 2019

NJ Marijuana Legalization to get “one more run”, Lawmakers Say

The last attempt by the state of New Jersey to...

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