The Addiction Puzzle

More than 100 BU researchers have been awarded over $130 million since 2006 to study addiction, and 50 projects are currently underway

Drug or alcohol addiction affects nearly 23 million Americans and costs the United States an estimated $428 billion each year. At Boston University, more than 100 researchers have been awarded more than $130 million in addiction-related research and services grants since 2006. BU faculty currently direct more than 50 addiction-related research projects. A five-part series looks at their progress and challenges.

A version of this article was originally published in BU Today.