Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Departments that treat this condition


For more than 45 years, Mayo's addiction programs have incorporated advances in the medical understanding of addiction and associated medical and emotional problems.

Mayo Clinic established the Samuel C. Johnson Genomics of Addiction Program. The program brings together a multispecialty group of clinicians and scientists to better understand how genetics relates to alcohol, drugs and other addictions. The group concentrates on developing individualized molecular strategies for alcoholism treatment, with the primary focus on studying the pharmacogenomics of anti-craving medications.

Mayo Clinic patients have the opportunity to participate in a leading-edge research program focused on the development of individualized treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. The goal is to identify biomarkers associated with a predisposition to addictive disorders as well as biomarkers that reflect the ability to respond to specific treatment options.


See a list of publications about addiction treatment by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.