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The background image is Angela Snyder discusses her research during the poster session at the fifth annual Penn State Addiction Symposium on Dec. 10, 2019. She is gesturing to a scientific poster while speaking to a man in a suit in a large auditorium.

A multi-faceted approach to addressing addiction and substance-use disorders

Penn State Addiction Center for Translation was created to address substance-use disorders, particularly given the current rise in drug overdose deaths.

A team of Penn State researchers, clinicians and community partners have come together to conduct and disseminate cutting-edge research and share evidence-based methods in substance use prevention and treatment with the community.

The center educates and trains current and future clinicians, health care providers, researchers and community members on issues related to substance use and substance use disorder; helps patients find compassionate and effective care; obtains private and federal funding to support basic science, clinical and translational research; and serves as a resource for the community, as well as the state and federal government, to access evidence-based information and interact with experts in the field.

In addition to institutional and federal grants, private philanthropic support is vital to the success of the center. Gifts help power the center’s continued educational, clinical, research and community outreach projects, which hold promise for more scientific breakthroughs, improved treatment and compassion for people who use substances and increased knowledge, awareness and understanding of the topic of substance use. This translates to a healthier future. Giving makes a difference; click the “Giving” button to learn more.

Addiction Center for Translation missions

The Addiction Center for Translation is structured around four missions. Click each one to learn more.

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