Alexandre Laudet

Alexandre Laudet

Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in addiction recovery. Her federally funded research in the past 15 years focuses on elucidating what helps people with drugs and/or alcohol problems quit drinking or getting high, and what helps initiate and sustain recovery. Her primary goal is to build the science of recovery to inform services and policy that remove barriers to and create opportunities for improved lives and long-term recovery from addiction .

Among her major contributions to the field are her studies on the definition of recovery and on the role of quality of life satisfaction in the process of recovery; most recently, research interests also include the dynamic interplay among addiction recovery, chronic medical and mental health conditions, and emerging recovery support models such as the Collegiate Recovery Programs.

Dr. Laudet is the founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) and also served as Deputy Director of NDRI's Institute for Treatment and Services Research. She provides training and consultancy to U.S. federal agencies such as the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH); to state agencies such as New York State’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS); to private institutions such as the Betty Ford Institute and Mayo Clinic's Fountain Center, and to grassroots organizations such as Faces and Voices of Recovery. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for two scientific journals, Substance Use and Misuse, and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and is an elected member of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD).

Dr. Laudet is a social psychologist; she regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals, presents at national and international conferences, and has appeared in TV interviews and in the documentary the Anonymous People.

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