About the Addiction Psychiatry Division


Division Chief Bryon Adinoff, M.D., holds the Distinguished Professorship in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research. He is also a Professor and a staff psychiatrist at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters on the biology and treatment of addiction. Dr. Adinoff has had research studies funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Involvement in Education and Training

The Division of Addiction Psychiatry provides several formal training opportunities, including an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and a Clinical Research Training Program in Addiction Psychiatry. The Division also participates in addiction research programs for medical, postdoctoral, and undergraduate students. 

Involvement in Research

The Division of Addiction Psychiatry conducts human translation studies in addictions. These studies span addictive disorders ranging from substances of abuse (e.g., cocaine and alcohol) to natural rewarding substances (e.g., UV light in tanners).