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In loving memory: G. Alan Marlatt, 1941 - 2011

Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center
Professor, Psychology, University of Washington
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, U. of Washington


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Indiana University, 1968
B.A. Psychology, University of British Columbia, 1964

Research Interests

After serving on the faculties of the University of British Columbia (1968-1969) and the University of Wisconsin (1969-1972), Dr. Marlatt joined the University of Washington faculty in the fall of 1972. His major focus in both research and clinical work is the field of addictive behaviors. In addition to over 200 journal articles and book chapters, he has published several books in the addictions field, including Relapse Prevention (1985; 2005), Assessment of Addictive Behaviors (1988; 2005), Harm Reduction (1998), and Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS): A Harm Reduction Approach (1999). Over the course of the past 30 years, he has received continuous funding for his research from a variety of agencies including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 1990, Dr. Marlatt was awarded The Jellinek Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies, in 2001 he was given the Innovators in Combating Substance Abuse Award by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and in 2004 he received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism.


The New Quitter, article in July 2010 "Psychology Today"

Alan Marlatt, "Reducing Underage and Dangerous Drinking in College" interview

Alan Marlatt "Changing Old Habits for Good" interview

Alan Marlatt continuing education video online

Dr. Marlatt interviewed about underage/college drinking

Dr. Marlatt interviewed about women wanting to quit smoking

Alan Marlatt Vita

Alan Marlatt NIH Biosketch

Alan Marlatt photo