Addiction Research Center

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The Addiction Research Center (ARC) is a center of addiction research that was founded in 1935. It was originally based in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, housed on the rural campus of the US Public Health Service Hospital, and run jointly with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.[1] Dr Harris Isbell was the Director of Research from 1945 until 1963. The ARC became part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 1974. It was relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in 1979.[2]

Research at the ARC is well-documented in two books published in 1978, both of which are available on-line: a book of conference processings,[3] and an annotated bibliography. [4]


  1. ^ ""A new deal for the drug addict": The Addiction Research Center, Lexi…". 13 August 2011. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011.
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  3. ^ Martin WR, Isbell H, eds. (1978). Drug Addiction and the US Public Health Service. National Institute of Drug Abuse.
  4. ^ Annotated Bibliography of Papers From the Addiction Research Center 1935-1975 (PDF). National Institute of Drug Abuse. 1978.

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