Welcome to LASAR

The Laboratory for Anxiety and Substance Abuse Research (LASAR) under the direction of Dr. Lindsay Ham is a comprehensive research program focused on the study of alcohol and drug use, with particular interests in the  development of substance misuse, co-occurring social anxiety and alcohol use, as well as the psychosocial effects of alcohol and other drugs.  Housed in historic Memorial Hall on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus, LASAR facilities include a data workroom, areas for clinical interviewing and psychophysiological measurement, computer testing, and a simulated bar-laboratory.  

Evidence-based clinical services for alcohol and drug use problems, anxiety, trauma, and other related difficulties are available on a limited basis in the Psychological Clinic.

Feel free to browse the links on the left to learn more about the LASAR team and research. And of course, feel free to contact LASAR via the Contact Us link on the above. Thanks for visiting!

LASAR Announcements

LASAR Student Success: Congratulations for all of your accomplishments this year!

  • David Lovett is completing his APA-accredited doctoral internship at Durham VA Medical Center and has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship position at the Salisbury VA in North Carolina!
  • Dr. Jessica Fugitt secured a position as a Psychologist at the G. V. Montgomery VAMC (Jackson, MS) Trauma Recovery Program.