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Center for Social Research
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A joint program of the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Medicine

J. Clark Laundergan Ph.D. Director and Professor of Sociology

About the Center

The purpose of the Center for Addiction Studies (CAS) is to develop research opportunities in areas of addiction (including chemical abuse and problem gambling), administrate research on selected aspects of addictions and provide campus coordination for teaching and curricula on addictions.

CAS was established in 1990. Much of the early work of CAS was concerned with prevalence and treatment of problem gambling in Minnesota.

Since 2001, CAS research activity has centered on college student drinking concerns. The target of this research is Duluth, Minnesota’s three campuses: the College of St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).