Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
The Semel Institute is highly integrated with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital; all three are devoted to research,
teaching and patient care in psychiatry, neuroscience and related fields. The mission of this enterprise is threefold:
• Research — acquiring new knowledge about the factors that affect an individualís social, psychological, intellectual and neurological health.
• Education— developing scholars and practitioners who contribute to the solution of problems related to mental health, mental retardation and diseases of the nervous system.
• Patient Care and Treatment — developing and utilizing the most effective techniques of diagnosing and treating these disorders.
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) coordinates substance abuse research and treatment within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As one of the largest substance abuse research groups in the United States, ISAP works to:
• Develop and evaluate new approaches for the treatment of substance abuse disorders
• Move empirically supported treatments into mainstream application
• Advance the empirical understanding of substance abuse and support efforts to ameliorate related problems
• Investigate the epidemiology, neurobiology, consequences, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse.
Friends Research Institute, Inc.
Friends Research Institute promotes health and well-being through research, grants administration, education and treatment.
The Matrix Institute
The Matrix Institute is committed to improving the lives of individuals and
families affected by alcohol and other drug use through treatment, education and training, and research, promoting a greater understanding of addiction disorders.
The Matrix approach emphasizes the use of outpatient techniques. Treatments focus on:
• Lifestyle changes
• Training in relapse prevention
• Education about dependencies
• Twelve-step facilitation
• Family involvement
National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network
The CTN provides an enterprise in which the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment researchers, and community-based
service providers cooperatively develop, validate, refine, and deliver new treatment options to patients in community-level clinical practice.
Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) established CJ-DATS as a cooperative research program to explore the issues related to the complex system of offender treatment services.
Research centers and a Coordinating Center were created in partnership with researchers, criminal justice professionals, and drug abuse treatment practitioners to form a national