People Related To Addiction Research

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Health Research Professor
Director, VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center
Co-Director, VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors
Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Events Related To Addiction

NOTE NEW DATE: Brain School: The Nature of Addiction

March 13, 2018, 6 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute


Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

The Neuroscience Of Stress-Reward Interactions: Preclinical Approaches Toward Therapeutic Targets In Addiction

Jan. 19, 2018, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Danny Winder, Ph.D.


Professor, Departments of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Interactions Between Natural and Drug Reward Influence Vulnerability for Addiction

Sept. 15, 2017, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Lique Coolen, Ph.D.


Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Studies
School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Neurocircuitry of Addiction: An Alcohol Perspective

Jan. 19, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

George Koob, PhD


Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Stress and Addictions

April 28, 2016, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD


Distinguished University Professor
Associate Provost
Clinical and Translational Research

Director
South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Translation Research on Cue Reactivity and Impulsivity in Cocaine Addiction

Oct. 6, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

F. Gerard Moeller, MD


Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neurology

Special Seminars

Top-Down Modulation of Interoception: A New Frontier for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatments?

Nov. 1, 2013, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Martin P. Paulus, MD


Professor of Psychiatry, University of San Diego

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Willpower and Addiction

March 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at locations throughout the Roanoke Region

Warren Bickel, PhD


Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Addiction: Conflict Between Brain Circuits

Sept. 30, 2011, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Nora Volkow, MD


Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

What Do We Know About Addiction?

Sept. 29, 2011, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Nora Volkow, MD


Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Stories Related To Addiction

A path forward: Leading national addiction experts from VTCRI and Stanford call for more neuroscience research on long-term addiction recovery in Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry article

Sept. 24, 2018

Warren Bickel, the director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Addiction Recovery Research Center, and Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in psychiatry and behavioral science at ...

VTCRI professor to discuss artificial intelligence, psychology at international conference

July 6, 2018

The worlds of addiction research and artificial intelligence research are colliding for Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists seek unfiltered truth about 'light' cigarettes

Feb. 27, 2018

Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction neuroscience researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, are gathering evidence under funding from the National Institutes of Health's National ...

Leader of NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs spoke Thursday at VTCRI

Jan. 16, 2017

George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia ...

Task force calls for community action to combat addiction epidemic

July 25, 2016

The public is invited to attend, “Community Conversation: Heroin Epidemic,” on July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Community members and experts on addiction and substance abuse will lead the ...

Addiction scholar honored with career achievement award

April 26, 2016

The world’s oldest scientific organization studying addiction, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, selected Warren Bickel as the 2016 recipient of the Nathan B. Eddy Award.

Treating addiction with technology

Aug. 19, 2014

Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and his team developed a computerized treatment program aimed at helping people become fluent in the language of recovery.

National initiative taps the wisdom of people who have beat addictions

Oct. 4, 2011

The National Quit & Recovery Registry collects the experiences of those in recovery through web-based sharing — also known as crowdsourcing — to enhance scientists' understanding of addiction, whether to ...

Addiction researcher optimistic about new smoking warnings

June 23, 2011

By presenting the concrete reality of what will happen as a result of smoking, the new anti-smoking warnings that will show up on packs of cigarettes next year have a ...

VTCRI professor Warren Bickel delivers talks on role of dysfunctional decision-making in substance abuse, addiction

March 29, 2011

Warren Bickel, professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Institute’s Center for Substance Abuse and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, ...

VTCRI Professor Warren Bickel explores using memory training for addiction treatment

Feb. 1, 2011

People who are addicted to stimulants tend to choose instant gratification or a smaller but sooner reward over a future benefit, even if the future reward is greater. Reduced value ...

Publications Related To Addiction

Reed DD, Kaplan BA, Becirevic A, Roma PG, Hursh SR. (2016). Toward quantifying the abuse liability of ultraviolet tanning: A behavioral economic approach to tanning addiction. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 106: 93-106. doi: 10.1002/jeab.216.

Bickel WK, Quisenberry AJ, Moody L, Wilson AG. (2014). Therapeutic opportunities for self-control repair in addiction and related disorders: Change and the limits of change in trans-disease processes. Clinical Psychological Science.

McClure SM, Bickel WK. (2014). A dual systems perspective on addiction: Contributions from neuroimaging and cognitive training. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Bickel WK, Moody L, Quisenberry AJ. (2014). Working Memory Training as a candidate adjunctive treatment in addiction. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews.

Bickel WK, Koffarnus MN, Moody L, Wilson AG. (2013). The behavioral- and neuro-economic process of temporal discounting: A candidate behavioral marker of addiction. Neuropharmacology.

Jarmolowicz DP, Mueller ET, Koffarnus MN, Carter AE, Gatchalian KM, Bickel WK. (2013). Executive dysfunction in addiction. In: MacKillop J, de Wit H (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology. (pp. 27-62):Wiley-Blackwell.

Montague PR. (2013). Drug addiction and the problem of free will. In: Sinnott-Armstrong W (Ed.), Moral Psychology: Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bickel WK, Mueller ET, MacKillop J, Yi R. (2013). Behavioral economics and neuro-economic perspectives on addiction. In: Oxford handbook of substance use disorders. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Bickel WK, Mueller ET, Jarmolowicz DP. (2013). What is addiction? In: McCrady B, Epstein E (Ed.), Addictions: A Comprehensive Guidebook, Second Edition. Oxford University Press.

Bickel WK, Jarmolowicz DP, Mueller ET, Gatchalian KM, McClure SM. (2012). Are executive function and impulsivity antipodes? A conceptual reconstruction with special reference to addiction. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 221(3): 361-87.

Bickel WK, Jarmolowicz DP, Mueller ET, Koffarnus MN, Gatchalian KM. (2012). Excessive discounting of delayed reinforcers as a trans-disease process contributing to addiction and other disease-related vulnerabilities: Emerging evidence. Pharmacol Ther 134(3): 287-97.

Mueller ET, Carter LP, Bickel WK. (2012). Toward a computationally unified behavioral-economics model of addiction. In: Gutkin B, Ahmed S (Ed.), Computational neuroscience of drug addiction. (pp. 285-312):Springer.

Bickel WK. (2012). The emerging new science of psychopathology: Commentary on El-Guebaly et al: Compulsive features in behavioral addictions: The case of pathological gambling. Addiction 107(10): 1738-9.

Bickel, W.K., Jarmolowicz, D.P., Mueller, E.T. & Gatchalian, K.M. (2011). The Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics of Reinforcer Pathologies: Implications for Etiology and Treatment of Addiction. Current Psychiatry Reports 13(5): 406-415.

Bickel WK, Christensen DR, Marsch LA. (2011). A review of computer-based interventions used in the assessment, treatment, and research of drug addiction. Subst Use Misuse 46(1): 4-9.

Chambers RA, Bickel WK, Potenza, MN. (2007). A scale-free systems theory of motivation and addiction. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 31: 1017-1045.

Dani JA, Montague PR. (2007). Disrupting addiction through the loss of drug-associated internal states. Nature Neuroscience 10(4): 403-404.

Henningfield J, Santora P, Bickel WK. (2007). Addiction treatment: Science and policy for the twenty-first century. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.