Vanderbilt Addiction Center


Addiction is a wrenching experience for individuals and for their family members. Addiction can happen to anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, education, or economic status. Addiction is a chronic disease that needs to be investigated and treated with as much dedication as we devote to other serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.

The Vanderbilt Addiction Center offers integrated programs in Research, Clinical Services, and Education and Training that address the understanding, prevention, and treatment of addictive disorders.

Our Research programs employ a translational neuroscience focus to examine all aspects of addiction ranging from Molecules, to Humans, to Society.

Our Clinical Care programs provide a system of care for patients with a focus on the family and the community, while incorporating expertise in psychopharmacology, neurosciences, and behavioral sciences.

Our Education and Training programs provide a range of education and training to the general public, medical professionals, and research scientists.

The Vanderbilt Addiction Center offers hope for freedom from addiction—through educating  the public and training caring clinicians and researchers, through state-of-the-art research, and through high-quality clinical services.

Peter R. Martin, M.D., M.Sc., Clinical Director

Ronald L. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director


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