The Pearson Center, co-founded by Dr. Barbara J. Mason and Dr. George F. Koob, is a part of the Scripps Research Institute, which is one of the world leaders in the biomedical science of alcoholism, addiction, and the brain. Established in 2003 in La Jolla, California through the generosity of a multi-million dollar gift, The Pearson Center is a research foundation that uses the latest biomedical research with clinical treatments to fight the deadly disease of alcohol and drug addiction. Our main clinical studies focus on alcoholism and binge drinking.  If you or a loved one is suffering from alcoholism and interested in participating in our clinical research, please feel free to contact us and begin a clinical lab study.


The Pearson Center in La Jolla specializes in alcoholism and addiction research. Founded in 2003, the Pearson Center seeks to develop treatments for those addicted to alcohol by providing clinical research studies.

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Do you have alcohol addiction issues and want to quit? If so, the Pearson Center offers treatment research options for those who struggle with alcohol abuse, binge drinking, or alcoholism.

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Alcohol Abuse Frequently Asked Questions

The Pearson Center answers frequently asked questions about alcohol abuse and binge drinking in San Diego. We answer questions about addiction, alcoholism, when to get help and more.

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