Click here to learn more about the FRI’s HEAL JCOIN grant entitled: A comparative effectiveness trial of extended-release naltrexone versus extended-release buprenorphine with individuals leaving jail.

Research

For over 60 years, researchers at FRI have received federal, state, county, and private funding to conduct studies in the fields of substance abuse, health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and criminal justice. Recent social research has focused on the development and assessment of innovative strategies in pharmacotherapy, psychosocial treatments, bio-behavioral HIV interventions, and prevention.

Treatment

FRI operates service projects and conducts research studies in Los Angeles, California through Friends Community Center. These projects and studies are primarily focused on providing HIV and substance abuse prevention services to out-of-treatment substance users as well as methamphetamine abuse treatment for treatment-seeking users.

Grants Administration

By managing all of the functions of grants administration, beginning with the pre-award process through completion of the research project, FRI allows scientists to focus on their research. This division of labor relieves the researchers of the necessary, but extremely time-consuming, work of grants management and allows them to concentrate on their work.

News & Announcements


SPOTLIGHT

Friends Community Center Receives Grant


NEWS

NavSTAR study featured in the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Better Care Playbook

FRI Welcomes New Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Karli R. Hochstatter


4TH ANNUAL SMOKING CESSATION DISSEMINATION DAY


COVID-19 INFORMATION


FRI ADDRESSES RACISM, INJUSTICE, AND INEQUALITY


PUBLICATIONS

Carswell SB, Gordon MS, Gryczynski J, Taxman FS, Schadegg M, Ferguson KN, Maher KM . (In Press). Continuing care app for probationers and parolees with substance use disorders.