Center for interventions, treatment and addictions research

The Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research (CITAR), formerly the Division of Substance Abuse Intervention Programs (SAIP), is administratively housed within Boonshoft School of Medicine's Department of Community Health. It represents the focal point for substance abuse related services, academic research, and services research. Although the larger purpose of the Center is to advance the production, dissemination and utilization of scientific knowledge and professional technology regarding the epidemiology, consequences, prevention and treatment of substance abuse, its goals are directed at the understanding of substance abuse phenomena and their intervention and management in smaller and mid-sized cities and their surrounding suburban and rural communities.

CITAR was founded by a member of the Wright State University School of Medicine faculty, the late Harvey A. Siegal, Ph.D., in 1980. Dr. Siegal continued as director until his death in December 2004. Robert G. Carlson, Ph.D., professor of community health and a member of the CITAR staff since 1989, was appointed director in May 2005.

The following projects and programs currently operate within CITAR: Weekend Intervention Program (WIP); Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues (SARDI) and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Drugs and Disability (RRTC); the Dayton Area Drug Survey (DADS); the Opioid Use Trajectories and HIV Risk Among Young Adults in Ohio study; and the Wright Health Study. In addition, the center provides consultation and program evaluation services.

These reprints of articles about CITAR projects from Vital Signs, the School of Medicine magazine, require Adobe Reader, a free download.

Free reprints of articles authored by CITAR staff are available by contacting the respective projects.

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