Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (CARS)
Provides researched, evidenced-based, trauma informed services in prevention, intervention and recovery support services; trains social workers ready to impact changes in oppressed populations; and adds to addiction and recovery practice knowledge through collaborative research. This is accomplished through programs offered in the Dallas and Tarrant counties, instituting a comprehensive student intern training program for social work interns, and collaborating with researchers from the School of Social Work and the community.
Our facilities on both campus sites support innovations in instruction, community gatherings, simulation, continuing professional education, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Reflecting the confidence of the University and the donor is the endowment of the School as the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Anne and Henry Zarrow who together have directed their wealth to advance human well-being within the state of Oklahoma endowed the School as a living capacity for carrying on their deep commitment to social betterment. An outstanding curriculum, educational innovations, certificate programs and a strong commitment to social work education by our faculty are hallmarks of the School. Our faculty are engaged in research that adds to the vibrant academic environment of the School and move forward our mission and vision that have propelled our good work the last 100 years!