UCLA and Community Affiliates
The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs’ collaborations with the following affiliates at UCLA and in the community are vital to realizing our goal of fully integrating substance abuse research, training, and treatment.
UCLA Center for Addictive Behaviors
The mission of the Center for Addictive Behaviors is to discover fundamental mechanisms that link addictive disorders (drug abuse and smoking) and their behaviors with neurochemical phenotype and genotype in healthy individuals and in those who suffer from neuropsychiatric diseases. The Center’s work focuses on two major areas:
- Research on the biological basis of addictive disorders
- Development of new probes for noninvasive imaging, including methods to visualize gene expression.
The Center uses cutting-edge noninvasive in vivo imaging techniques in its research, placing it at the forefront of drug addiction behavioral research.
For more information, visit Center for Addictive Behaviors.
UCLA Center for Community Health/CHIPTS
The mission of the UCLA Semel Institute’s Center for Community Health (CCH) is to advance the understanding of children and adults in high-risk situations and to improve their health, development, and quality of life. The Center conducts research that crosses three significant areas impacting these individuals: HIV, mental health, and chronic illness. A primary component of CCH is the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), an HIV core support research center funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. CHIPTS is a partnership of UCLA, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Friends Research Institute, and RAND that facilitates science, supports community and investigator partnerships, and disseminates research findings. ISAP researchers involved in CHIPTS are Drs. Debra A. Murphy and Cathy Reback (Intervention Core Scientists).
For more information, visit http://chipts.ucla.edu.
UCLA Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology
The Stefan and Shirley Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology focuses on research concerned with addictive drugs, including opioids, nicotine, and psychostimulants. It is also home to the Center for Opioid Receptors and Drugs of Abuse (CSORDA), which is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The research objectives of CSORDA are to gain insights into the mechanisms of action of endogenous opioids and opioid drugs at their cognate receptors, with the goal of discerning fundamental processes contributing to behaviors such as analgesia, addiction, tolerance, and withdrawal. The Center has four integrated components that investigate the activity of opioid ligands at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels utilizing complementary methodologies and shared resources.
For more information, visit http://www.semel.ucla.edu/hatos/.
Friends Research Institute, Inc.
Friends Research Institute (FRI) has provided administration of national and international research and grants for more than 50 years. That history includes a 36-year collaboration with ISAP Director Dr. Walter Ling and a 21-year history with Associate Director Dr. Richard Rawson. Working with investigators west of the Mississippi, FRI-West Coast provides research administration on varied projects, from biomedical to behavioral, including substance abuse treatment methodologies. Several FRI researchers, including Dr. Cathy Reback, have collaborated with UCLA investigators to develop cutting-edge treatment and research programs.
For more information, visit www.friendsresearch.org.
Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Community Treatment Programs
Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment (BAART) Programs
BAART Programs, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a multi-service organization providing drug treatment through a number of clinically proven methods. In addition to drug abuse treatment, BAART Programs provides primary medical care and mental health services through a network of fixed sites and mobile vans. Now serving four states and more than 5,000 people per day, BAART blends state-of-the-art services with a dedicated staff offering personal, caring, and individual attention to each of our patients. The goal of BAART is to provide quality, individualized opioid treatment at affordable rates and at convenient locations. BAART has received a three-year accreditation by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission. BAART is licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
For more information, visit www.baartprograms.com.
Betty Ford Center
The nonprofit Betty Ford Center, in Rancho Mirage, CA, provides alcohol and other drug dependency treatment services, including educational and research programs, to help women, men, and families begin the process of recovery. The Center emphasizes the involvement of the entire family in the recovery process and stresses the importance of each person identifying his or her own spiritual path. The Center has an Inpatient Treatment Program, Residential Day Treatment Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Specialized Treatment for Licensed Professionals, as well as programs for families and children.
For more information, visit www.bettyfordcenter.org.
Hina Mauka, in Hawaii, has a 40-year history of successfully helping people with addictions, using evidence-based practices to assist them achieve their goals of overcoming dependence on alcohol and other drugs.
The mission of Hina Mauka is to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services to individuals, families, and communities touched by alcoholism, chemical dependency, and related challenges.
Hina Mauka offers treatment for adults through several levels of care including Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, and Aftercare. Hina Mauka also provides innovative treatment programs for homeless people and incarcerated women, as well as school-based adolescent outpatient treatment at 20 high schools and middle schools on Oahu and Kauai.
For more information, visit http://hinamauka.org/.
Matrix Institute on Addictions
The Matrix Institute on Addictions, in the Los Angeles area, was established in 1984 to promote a greater understanding of addiction disorders and to improve the quality and availability of addiction treatment services. The Institute’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug use through treatment, education and training, and research, promoting a greater understanding of addiction disorders.
The Matrix approach emphasizes the use of outpatient techniques. Treatments focus on lifestyle changes, training in relapse prevention, education about dependencies, 12-step facilitation, and family involvement
The Matrix Model is listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This prestigious listing is based on the cumulative data from evaluations of the Matrix Model over the past 25 years. The Matrix is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).
For more information, visit www.matrixinstitute.org.
Tarzana Treatment Centers
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc., in Los Angeles County, is a full-service behavioral healthcare organization that provides high quality, cost-effective substance abuse and mental health treatment to adults and youths. Tarzana is a nonprofit, community-based organization that operates a psychiatric hospital, residential and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers, and family medical clinics. All facilities are licensed and certified by the State of California and the County of Los Angeles and are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Tarzana Treatment Centers have provided a comprehensive continuum of healthcare services since 1972.
For more information, visit www.tarzanatc.org.