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About CAS

Our Mission

The mission of the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies (CAS) in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is to: conduct, coordinate, and promote multidisciplinary research on the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying the causes of alcohol and substance use disorders with an emphasis on traumatic stress and health disparities; provide community engaged research training opportunities for substance use prevention and treatment; and translate and disseminate findings for the public through local, national, and international media outlets.

This short video features staff and faculty, who present on the history of the Center and its influence on the field. The video also highlights our research, our journal, the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, and our educational offerings.