The faculty of the Division of Substance Dependence assumes a major role in teaching about substance use disorders to medical students, psychiatry residents, the psychiatric community, and citizens of the community, state, and nation. The Division offers electives in research and clinical care (at Addiction Research and Treatment Services) for Addiction Psychiatry Fellows. Through the Mentored Scholarly Activity Program of the School of Medicine, Division Faculty serve as mentors to medical students wishing to fulfill their independent learning requirement.
At scientific and clinical meetings the Division’s faculty continually teach other scientists about advances at our center, while learning from those scientists and clinicians the latest research findings from elsewhere.
The Division is committed to educate the public about Substance Use Disorders. An example was the significant contribution of the Division to the HBO series "Addiction" in 2007.