What We Do

Transdisciplinary Science

IAS cultivates new addiction science collaborations that cross disciplines and produce innovative, high-impact, and adaptable scientific evidence that can be readily disseminated to practitioners, policy makers, and the general public.

Training and Education

We are proud to develop novel addiction science training and education programs for members of the USC community, the residents of Southern California, and the general public.

Dissemination and Community Service

The Institute for Addiction Science engages with, learns from, and serves the community by disseminating evidence-based knowledge to increase awareness, correct misperceptions, counteract stigma, and inform policy.


Vision and Mission

The vision of IAS is to transform and unify the field of addiction science and substantially improve the lives of those touched by addiction. We aim to embody addiction science—a new transdisciplinary field of study operationalized by IAS that breaks down silos that have historically separated addiction scholars in different disciplines.

By bringing scholars together and providing an infrastructure to stimulate synergy and collaboration, the IAS advances its mission to generate transdisciplinary addiction research and education programs that promote discovery and dissemination of novel and impactful approaches to understanding, preventing, and treating addiction.

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