United Kingdom

Centre for Addiction Studies, Dept. of Psychiatry of Addictive Behaviour, St. George's Hospital

The Department of Addictive Behaviour and Psychological Medicine is the first such Department with an established Chair at a United Kingdom Undergraduate Medical School. The current Head of Department is Professor AH Ghodse. The Department focuses on academic activities, which include contributions from psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, nurses, researchers and neuro-scientists. Research and teaching activities are the priority, and the Department offers a range of certificate, diploma, and MSc courses to national and international multidisciplinary students. The research interests of the Department are wide- ranging and include epidemiological, biological, clinical, service evaluation and policy review activities.

Homeoffice, Research Development Statistics, London

The Research Development and Statistics Directorate (RDS) is an integral part of the Home Office. We provide information that helps Ministers and policy makers take evidence-based decisions, and also help the police, probation service, the courts and immigration officials to do their jobs as effectively as possible. We do so both by maintaining the various statistical services published by the Home Office and by carrying out research ourselves or commissioning others to do so. We address the concerns of ordinary citizens, whether they are victims of crime or anyone who wants to belong to a fair and secure society. Within RDS there are teams of skilled specialist staff such as statisticians, researchers, economists, communication professionals and scientists all working together to inform and advise Parliament and the public as well as our Home Office colleagues.


DrugScope is the UK's leading drugs charity and centre of expertise on drugs. The organisation provides up-to-date drug information to professionals and the public, conducts research and develops policies on drugs and drug-related issues. DrugScope's library catalogue is available online and documents included in the library can be ordered through the library and information service.
Website: https://www.drugwise.org.uk/

Qualitative European Drug Research

The site of the Qualitative European Drug Research, was set up as part of the project 'Co-ordination of working groups of qualitative researchers to analyse different drug use patterns and the implication for public health strategies and prevention', which was co-ordinated by the National Addiction Centre (NAC), London, UK, for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Lisbon, Portugal. It?s main objective is to make qualitative drugs research accessible to researchers, Reitox National Focal Points, national experts, commentators on drug policy and interventions and students.

The Society for the Study of Addiction

The Society for the Study of Addiction was founded in 1884. It is a learned society whose key objective is to support the communication of scientific knowledge about dependence on alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. It aims to encourage the systematic study of dependence and to promote policy analysis. The Society has an international membership and is open to individual practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in its field.

Website: http://www.addiction-ssa.org/ssa_8.htm 

ISDD, The Institute for the Study of Drug Dependency, UK

Website: http://www.isdd.co.uk