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.
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.
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
Drs. Michael Gordon and Thomas Blue Receive NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Ending the HIV Epidemic Supplement Award
FRI Welcomes New Research Scientist Dr. Babak Tofighi
Dr. Courtney Nordeck Receives Two Early Career Investigator Awards
Carswell, S.B., Gordon, M.S., Gryczynski, J., Horodyski, A.M., Ferguson, K.N., Maher, K.M., & Vocci, F.J. (In Press). The daily progress system – A recovery support tool to improve engagement and retention in outpatient substance use treatment. Journal of Substance Use.