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.

Vision

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 (hyperlink to “What is Addiction Science page) that breaks down silos that have historically separated addiction scholars in different disciplines.

Mission

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.  The mission of IAS is to promote well-being through knowledge, intervention, and policy by engaging in creative, transdisciplinary science and training.

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