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  About Us

  The Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory (CARL) was incepted in 1997 under the direction of
  Andrea King, PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

 The overarching mission of CARL is two-folded:

a). to investigate factors that lead to excessive use of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, and factors involved in increased risk for the development of substance use disorders

b). to develop more effective interventions in the treatment of substance use disorders, particularly tobacco dependence.

   This web site provides a brief overview of the mission of CARL as well as some background information
   on each of our ongoing research studies. If you are interested in enrolling in any of these studies, links are
   provided for secure online surveys to get you started.

   

  Lab Updates

    Emerging Research on the Effects of E-Cigarette Exposure          
    Recent work in Dr. King’s laboratory indicates that when smokers are exposed to someone smoking an e-cigarette, their desire and urge to smoke is increased for both an e-cigarette as well as a combustible cigarette.  This finding suggests that the rapid rise in e-cigarette use may perpetuate smoking and dual use of these tobacco products.  More research is continuing to examine how different racial and ethnic groups respond to exposure to e-cigarettes
                 


  News and Media

  1/31/13

Dr. King appears in a news segment about e-cigarettes on NBC Chicago

       
             
             
               
  12/27/12 "Drug May Help Women Who Quit Smoking Avoid Weight Gain".......... Health Day
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  4/5/11 “Drinking can make you happy or sad depending on your make-up”....... London Telegraph
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  1/17/11

Dr. King discusses the Courage to Quit campaign on ABC WLS-TV Chicago

       
             
             
               
  1/28/08 “Big help for women smokers”....................................................................... Chicago Sun-Times
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  1/14/07 “Are you a binge drinker?”.............................................................................. Chicago Sun-Times
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