Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors Laboratory

Louisiana State University

The Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors Research Laboratory is a clinical research laboratory within the Department of Psychology at LSU.

Our primary aim is to understand the factors involved in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders and substance use disorders and to use this knowledge to improve the evidence-based assessment and treatment of these disorders.† In addition to conducting this research, we also provide evidence-based clinical services through the Anxiety & Addictive Behaviors Clinic.

Email: aabc@lsu.edu

Phone: (225) 578-5778

Fax: (225) 578-4125

In the News:

 

AABC director Dr. Julia Bucknerís research was recently featured in Newsweek (see article here)

 

Our research on the relationship between anxiety and cannabis use disorders was featured on the front page of The Advocate (see article here)

 

WJBO interviewed Dr. Buckner on the relationship between anxiety and cannabis use disorders (here interview here)

 

Dr. Bucknerís research on the impact of co-occurring social anxiety among those with cannabis use disorders is being feature in NIDA Notes, a publication of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (see article here)

 

We are currently working to test the efficacy of a therapy developed specifically to treat co-occurring anxiety and marijuana use disorders. The Psychology Times, an Independent Newspaper for Louisiana Psychologists, featured our work on this treatment (see article here)

 

Dr. Buckner receives funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse to Conduct a Treatment Development & Evaluation Project for those with Co-occurring Cannabis Dependence & Anxiety (for more information on the study, click here)

 

Graduate Student News:

 

We are pleased to welcome incoming graduate student Kimberlye Dean to our lab! Kimberlye will be joining us Fall 2014.

 

Tony Ecker presented his research, Cannabis-Related Problems and Social Anxiety: The Impact of Beliefs Regarding a Close Friendís Cannabis-Related Problems, along with research associate Ashley Richter at the 2014 APA Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) Division 50 Conference in Atlanta, GA.

 

Undergraduate Student News:

 

Congratulations to undergraduate RA Jourdan Brown, who was chosen for the LSU ASPIRE summer program and awarded $1,000 to support her research!

 

Congratulations to undergraduate RA Jourdan Brown, whose poster, Mental health and substance use-related problems among undergraduate marijuana and alcohol users, won first place in social sciences level two poster presentations at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference!

 

Congratulations to RA Margaret Caffery, who was accepted into NYU's master's of social work program!

 

Congratulations to RA Janaea Ivory, who was accepted into Tulaneís masterís of social work program!

 

Congratulations to RA Maddie Morrell, who was accepted into Tulaneís masterís of public health program!