Excellence in Research, Training, and Service
The Southwest Institute for Addictive Diseases (SWIAD) began in the 1970s as a program
to meet the teaching, training, and clinical service component of Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center's School of Medicine. In 1986, the TTUHSC Board of Regents
upgraded the program to Institute status, adding research to its mission. Our dedicated
and well-qualified staff includes physicians, policy makers, research scientists,
research assistants, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists,
as well as consultants and contractual employees.
To improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities suffering
from the effects of mental health and substance use disorders through innovative research,
education, and treatment programs and services.
Southwest Institute for Addictive Diseases adheres to the most rigorous standards
that continuously demonstrate improvement in the quality of care through the use of
best practices provided by a multidisciplinary and culturally competent team. All
staff member are licensed in their respective fields of practice.