Welcome to the Addiction Research Program
Located at the San Francisco VA Medical Center

The Addiction Research Program aims to advance the treatment of Veterans with substance use disorders through novel research projects.


  • New behavioral and pharmacological treatments for Veterans with alcohol use disorder (AUD), posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore neurobiological mechanisms.
  • Designing treatment interventions that incorporate innovative technology approaches that promote engagement and allow for wide dissemination of empirically supported preventive and early treatment strategies.
  • Improving the care of Methadone Treatment patients with chronic hepatitis C infection.



Are you seeking treatment for opioid use disorder?

Did you know that cocaine and methamphetamine are often mixed with a very strong opioid called fentanyl? Come to our education class to learn more and obtain a free fentanyl test kit.

Want to try a computer training program that may enhance your brain functioning?

Are you struggling with chronic pain?