Center for Addiction Medicine


Center to Accelerate Translation of Interventions to Decrease Premature Mortality in SMI

The Center will develop and test innovative strategies for scaling-up effective interventions to address cardiovascular risk behaviors (unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco smoking) and risk factors (obesity, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia) among consumers with SMI.

Trial of Integrated Smoking Cessation, Exercise and Weight Management in SMI

This clinical trial tested the hypothesis that an 18-month CVD risk reduction program consisting of smoking cessation treatment and weight reduction and exercise would improve cardiovascular health in persons with serious mental illness.

Integrated Smoking Cessation Treatment for Smokers with Serious Mental Illnesses

The aim of this study is to study the effectiveness of two practical approaches to improve the health of people with mental illness in the community. The project will test whether tailored education to primary care doctors alone or combined with community health workers will help those with mental illness quit smoking. More than 1,100…MORE

Examining the Effectiveness of a Peer-support Model for Parents and Caregivers of Addicted Loved Ones

This study aims to assess the subjective benefits of participation in face-to-face meetings for both Learn to Cope affiliates and their family members with addiction problems; to examine the extent to which Learn to Cope is associated with improving its members’ understanding of and competence in dealing with their loved ones’ addiction as well as…MORE

A Positive Psychology Smartphone Intervention for Young Adult Intermittent Smokers

The goal of this project is to develop a positive psychology smoking cessation smartphone app for young adults who are intermittent smokers.

Impact of Electronic Cigarette Initiation on Motivation to Quit, Exposure to Smoke and Exposure to Nicotine

This pilot study tested the feasibility of daily smokers providing real-life real-time reports of their thoughts, feelings and smoking behavior while they were initiating and trying out electronic cigarette use.

Ecological Momentary Assessment in Young Adult Intermittent Smokers

This pilot study tested the feasibility of non-daily young adult smokers using ecological momentary assessment while they were undergoing a quit attempt.

Smoking Cessation in College Student Smokers

This ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study (n=100) captured changes in smoking outcome expectancies and other thoughts and feeling in college student smokers in their natural environment as they were undergoing a quit attempt.

Enhancing Self-Control of Cigarette Craving with Real-Time fMRI

The major aim of this project is to develop, optimize, and test real time functional magnetic resonance imaging neurofeedback from specified brain regions active during inhibitory control on learned control of brain activation while viewing smoking-related cues.

Extended Duration Varenicline for prevention of Relapse to Smoking in Patients with Schizophrenia

This investigator-initiated study provides study medication and additional funding to supplement NIDA R01 DA021245 ‘Smoking Cessation and Smoking Relapse Prevention in Patients with Schizophrenia’ to evaluate safety and efficacy of varenicline in smokers with schizophrenia.