Center on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Addictions

Mailing Address: 2650 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 925-2300
NTEE Code: B- Education, V- Social Science Research Institutes
Mission Statement:

CASAA exists to conduct high quality scientific research to advance knowledge necessary to improve prevention and treatment, and to reduce suffering related to substance use and other addictive behaviors.

Primary Programs:

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) is a Category III (Strategic Emphasis) Research Center at the University of New Mexico (UNM), a designation held by only four research centers at UNM. Research at CASAA focuses on problems of social importance.

Founded in 1989, CASAA has developed an outstanding international, national, and regional reputation as a center for psychosocial research on the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of alcohol and drug use and the adverse consequences of use.

CASAA has an outstanding track record of obtaining research grants and contracts, provides significant prevention and treatment service to the region through these research programs, and provides valuable educational opportunities to future researchers and practitioners.

CASAA investigators maintain the highest standards of scientific integrity and are committed to integrating issues of human diversity into their research. CASAA values transdisciplinary approaches to research problems, and sharing of research products with the larger scientific community.

CASAA also works to facilitate the translation of empirical knowledge into real world applications that will improve the quality of life, not only in the State of New Mexico, but also in other states and nations.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide, National, International
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $750,000 - $999,999
Personnel: 60 to 99 FTE
Executive Director:

Barbara S. McCrady

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS

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