Our research group is dedicated to ameliorating the suffering due to addictive behaviors via clinical research, secondary data analyses of existing clinical data, and by studying the processes by which individuals change addictive behaviors (in the context of treatment and outside of treatment). We are also interested in the development and application of novel quantitative methods to study processes related to addictive behaviors.

Current broad topics of interest in the lab, include the following:

  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Mechanisms of behavior change
  • Addictive behaviors and substance use disorder
  • Harm reduction
  • Chronic pain and substance use
  • Polysubstance use, particularly opioids, alcohol, and sedative use
  • Neurobiological correlates of alcohol use disorder
  • Non-abstinence recovery definitions
  • Health equity and social determinants of health

ABQ Research Lab, Director: Dr. Katie Witkiewitz

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