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Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies: Marking 30 years of addiction studies

The Tree of Intemperance

Fruit on the “Misery” branch: Alms House, Imprisonment, Idiocy, Rags, Delirium Tremens, Idleness, and A Bloated Countenance. The tree is rooted in alcohol. (Lith. and Pub. by N. Currier, 1849) Credit: Brown University Library

In three decades, the nation’s attitude toward addiction has changed from shame and criminalization to diagnosis, treatment, and research. Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies has been a leading advocate and agent for that change. CAAS and the University are celebrating 30 years of accomplishments in addiction studies.