A programmatic and thematic approach to research into problem substance use and addiction is taken. The substance range from illicit drugs such as heroin and cocaine, prescribed medications such as methadone and benzodiazepines and also alcohol. Poly drug use is examined. The study designs include;cross sectional surveys, intervention studies, cohort studies, health outcome studies such as mortality and survival analysis, general health, social and economic impact studies, prevalence of use studies, behavioral and attitude studies, policy analysis, neuroscanning and Cochrane reviewing. A mixture of quantitative and qualitative techniques are used. All research findings have a publication strategy which includes international peer-review submission and policy direction.
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