We are driven to discover neural circuits that are related to addiction. Our goals are to create new technologies and approaches for studying neural circuits and addiction and make them available to researchers world-wide to solve the societal challenge of addiction. We are also committed raising awareness of the biological basis of addiction, and erasing the stigma that prevents so many from accessing and receiving the services needed for this serious medical condition.
The Center comprises an interdisciplinary team of outstanding University faculty, trainees and staff working together to create tools to transform researchers’ ability to discover how brain circuits change with addiction. Their findings will be leveraged to develop new treatments. The Center for Neural Circuits in Addiction will also raise awareness of the biological basis of addiction.