Welcome to the Rutgers Addiction Research Center (RARC) at the Brain Health Institute. The RARC is not a place; it is a community. We bring together researchers from across the Rutgers campuses and medical centers who are working to tackle addictive disorders. Our research at Rutgers spans basic science, prevention and intervention, treatment and recovery, and public policy. It addresses substance use disorders, gambling, social media and gaming, eating disorders, and more. We work to bring that research to the community in engaging and empowering ways, to help others apply this knowledge in ways that will benefit their lives. The RARC is your one-stop-source for all things addiction related at Rutgers.

If you are a researcher, we want to showcase your research, your grants, your awards, and your latest findings. We can help you find collaborators, funding announcements, and addiction-related seminars and events, and provide a supportive community of mentors and peers. Check out the researcher resources page for helpful information. Click here to join the RARC listserv to stay up to date on RARC activities and announcements.

If you are a student or trainee, the RARC can help you learn about coursework related to addiction, training programs for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, postdoctoral opportunities, and addiction-related seminars and events. Click here to join the RARC listserv.

If you are a professional, you can learn about continuing education opportunities, see the latest research findings, access addiction-related resources, and connect with researchers. to sign up for our newsletter with updates from the RARC.

If you are a community member, the RARC provides resources to help you learn more about addiction, the latest research findings, and community events and talks. We can also help you connect to addiction services offered through Rutgers. to receive our newsletter and stay connected to the RARC.

Thank you for visiting the RARC website. If there are additional ways we can support you, if you have ideas for building out the RARC, or if you have information you would like us to showcase on the RARC website, please reach out. I welcome your input. It takes all of us working together to tackle addiction.