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Universidad Central Del Caribe SoM Center for Addiction Studies

Bayamon, , PR
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Academic Core Facility

The Center for Addiction Studies (know as CEA for its initial in Spanish) was establish with the purpose of expanding scientific knowledge on substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and related topics. The objectives of the center are 1) To estimate the prevalence of drug use, abuse and dependence in the Puerto Rican population. 2) Describe the patterns of drug use and associated factors, 3) Examine the relationship between substance abuse and other physical and mental health conditions. The center aims to provide empirical knowledge as the base for the preparation of health professionals that provide substance abuse and drug treatment services. The center also maintains scientific databases that serve as reference for public policy making.

Research Projects:

•HIV Risks and Transitions to Injection Among Non-IDUs
•HIV Risk Behaviors in Preparation of Injectable Drugs
•Puerto Rico Drug Abuse Research Development Program
•Risky Families Embedded in Risky Environments

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Universidad Central Del Caribe SoM Center for Addiction Studies
PO BOX 60327 Bayamon, , 00960-6032 Puerto Rico

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