Estimate the prevalence of drug use, abuse, and dependency in the Puerto Rican population
Describe the patterns of drug use and associated factors
Explore the relationship between substance abuse and other physical and mental conditions
Evaluate substance abuse treatment modalities as well as new intervention strategies
Provide empiric knowledge as the basis for the formation of health professionals providing substance abuse and treatment services.
Create and maintain scientific database that serves as reference for public policy making
The Research Program provides technical assistance through consultation, advice and training to aid organizations in increasing their capacity to serve their clients effectively.
In this section you will find a comprhensive list of publications by the Institute of Research, Education and Service in Addiction (IRESA).
Click here to download the most recent list of publications.
In addition, below you will find some of the posters presented at International, National and Local Conferences such as: American Public Health Association, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Latino Behavioral Health Institute, National Hispanic Science Network and International AIDS Conference among others.
Finally, these are some presentations made by the staff and faculty by topics at different forums
March, 14, 2012
Anfiteatro Hospital Universitario Ramón Ruiz Arnau
Various presentation (compressed)
Julian Ford, PhD, Roxío Chang, PsyD
September 29, 2011
Embassy Suites Hotel, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
Some Poster Presentations at the Conference
"It is important to acknowledge that social and health service organizations can nourish, both from findings as well as from the methodology put into practice through research, by implementing methods that will help them make better use of their resources."