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 service projects and research 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

Interview: Dr. Michael Gordon on 5-year Study


NEWS

In Memoriam: Wanda L. Cross

Drs. Gordon and Schwartz Cited for their Work in a 2017 Report by The Pew Charitable Trust.


PUBLICATIONS

Chen DT, Tomohiro MKo Allen AA, Bonnie RJ, Suratt CE, Appelbaum PS, Nunes EV, Friedmann PD, Lee JD, Gordon MS, McDonald R, Wilson D, Boney TY, Murphy SM, and O’Brien CP (in press). Personal control over decisions to participate in research by persons with histories of both substance use disorders and criminal justice supervision.