Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine

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About CBAM

CBAM is a multidisciplinary center that seeks to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. As part of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, CBAM works at the intersection of academia and community with a focus on treating addictions and preventing the spread of HIV. 

Mission, Vision & Values

The mission of the Center for Behavioral & Addiction Medicine (CBAM) is to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with healthcare disparities.

We envision a society where every person is able to access the highest quality health services to reduce substance use, HIV risk, and other behaviors which impair health.

Our core values include Integrity, Scientific Rigor, Teamwork and Service.

Recent News & Publications

Medications for Stimulant Use Disorder

March 18, 2024

Dr. Shoptaw recently presented at the Recovery Science Series event, hosted by the Recovery Research Institute and sponsored by the Opioid Response Network (ORN). 

In case you missed it

December 15, 2023 

If you haven’t had the chance to catch it, be sure to listen to Dr. Shoptaw featured in the Opioid Response Network Stimulants Workgroup Soundbites on Substance Use Disorders.

Dr. Shoptaw quoted in New York Times

December 15, 2023

Dr. Steven Shoptaw highlights the underutilization of evidence-based addiction treatments in a recent New York Times article.