Alcohol and substance use and their accompanying problems are enormous across the
United States. They cross all socio-economic strata. They hold no racial prejudices.
They are an issue for both young and old, male and female. Arguably, these problems
directly and indirectly affect as much as half the population of the US through
human and economic costs of treatment (and non-treatment), impaired driving, alcohol
and substance related injuries, diseases, deaths, family disruption, violence and
sexual assaults, etc. To address these issues, the Alcohol and Substance Use Research
Institute (ASURI) was established at the University of South Florida in 1993 to
support research and training activities pertaining to the etiology and treatment
of problematic alcohol and substance use.
ASURI is organizationally located within the Department of Psychology at the University
of South Florida (USF). It is a multifaceted institute conducting ongoing research
which is currently funded by:
Members of ASURI are primarily members of the Clinical Psychology Program at USF.
This program has particular strength in the area of addictive behaviors and substance
abuse. Complementing the Clinical Faculty are those members of the research team
who serve as faculty in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences Program, which is also
part of the Department of Psychology at USF. Other USF colleges, departments, and
institutes contributing research and staff to ASURI include: