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.