Vision and Mission

USC Institute for Addiction Science (IAS) aims to strengthen the field of addiction science and improve the lives of those touched by addiction.


The vision of IAS is to pioneer the cross-cutting academic paradigm of “addiction science,” which integrates all disciplines and professions toward a common goal of saving millions of lives and helping thousands of communities affected by addiction.


By providing an infrastructure to support synergy and collaboration, the mission of IAS is to generate high-impact research, education, and service programs that measurably advance the science, prevention, and treatment of addiction.

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