Combatting Substance Use with Therapeutics

Joyce Besheer, Ph.D.

UNC Department of Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry
Professor, UNC Bowles Alcohol Center

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a devastating disease, and Dr. Besheer’s FOH-funded research portfolio has examined how stress, trauma, and other environmental and behavioral pathologies can influence alcohol drinking behavior and relapse.

This research into substance use disorder is timely and relevant to identify novel targets for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, which affects 1 in 7 Americans, often in conjunction with other mental illnesses.