Founding Director (as of January 2014)
Walter Ling, M.D.
Associate Directors
Co-Directors (as of January 2014)

Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., and Christine E. Grella, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor
M. Douglas Anglin, Ph.D.
(former Associate Director, 1999-2010)
UCLA ISAP Biennial Report - July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014 2012 Biennial Report Home Page

ISAP Mission

The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), organized within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, works to:

  • Develop and evaluate new approaches for the treatment of substance use disorders;
  • Move empirically supported treatments into mainstream application through dissemination of research findings and practice improvement efforts;
  • Advance the empirical understanding of substance use disorders and support efforts to ameliorate related problems through clinical training provided to physicians, counselors, and other healthcare workers;
  • Investigate the epidemiology, neurobiology, health and social consequences, treatment, and prevention of substance use disorders.
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