Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse

Division 28: Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse promotes teaching, research and dissemination of information regarding the effects of drugs on behavior.

The division was formed in 1967 to provide a home within APA for psychologists interested in the behavioral effects of psychoactive or central nervous system medicine, drugs and chemicals. Our research often combines the methods of psychology and pharmacology to study the interaction of behavior, drugs and other environmental factors in animals and humans. It is conducted in laboratory, clinical and community settings.

The division addresses issues related to animal research, neurobehavioral toxicology, psychopharmacology training programs, development of new treatments for drug addiction, and public policy related to medication regulation and substance abuse.

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Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse News (published three times/year) 

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APA Division Services
750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-6013

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