Northstar: Substance Abuse Research

A Substance Abuse Research Network

The Northstar Node is member of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN), a means by which medical and specialty treatment providers, treatment researchers, participating patients, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse cooperatively develop, validate, refine, and deliver new treatment options to patients. This unique partnership enables the following:

- Conducting studies of behavioral, pharmacological, and integrated behavioral and pharmacological treatment interventions of therapeutic effect in rigorous, multi-site clinical trials to determine effectiveness across a broad range of community-based treatment settings and diversified patient populations; and

- Ensuring the transfer of research results to physicians, clinicians, providers, and patients.

The Northstar Node is a group of healthcare providers in and around Minneapolis, MN.