Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory

The Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory (CARL) examines the consequences, predisposing factors and treatment for addictive disorders.  The goals of the laboratory are twofold: a) to improve our understanding about the mechanisms of risk for substance use disorders, and b) to examine pharmacological and psychological interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders.  The laboratory is currently conducting the Chicago Social Drinking Project (CSDP), the Chicago Stop Smoking Research Project (C-STOP), the Social Smoking Moods and Behaviors Study (SSMB) and the Social Smoker Brain Imaging Project (SSBI).  For more information on these studies, please visit our web site,  In the past several years, the researchers at CARL have also conducted pilot stop-smoking studies for community-based treatment in the south side Chicago neighborhoods and on the University of Chicago campus.

Director: Andrea King, Ph.D.