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1 Addiction Psychiatry Program (Canada)
Link: http://www.utpsychiatry.ca/groups/addiction-psychiatry/home/
Description: University of Toronto, Canada. Director: Tony George. The U of T Addiction Psychiatry Program is one of the leading academic programs in addictions research, education and clinical care in Canada. It has over 20 faculty, who are based primarily at CAMH. Dr. Peter Selby is Clinical Director of the CAMH Addictions Program, where the majority of the academic, clinical and educational programs are based.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
2 Addictive Behaviour and Addiction Medicine, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany
Link: http://www.zi-mannheim.de/801.html
Description: The Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI) is a globally recognized center of psychiatry science, research and teaching in partnership with institutions i Germany and abroad. It is also the headquarters of the Baden-Württemberg Consortium for Addiction Research, in the Department of Addictive Behaviour and Addiction Medicine. The academic 'addiction research cluster' consisting of pre-clinical and clinical addiction research and including treatment facilities began in 2000.
Subjects: European Union (EU)
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
3 Addictive Behaviours Laboratory (Canada)
Link: http://www.addiction.ucalgary.ca/
Description: University of Calgary, Department of Psychology. The focus of research in the Addictive Behaviours Laboratory is substance abuse and gambling addictions. Projects are focused on the psychology and physiology of gambling behavior, as well as the clinical condition of pathological gambling and potential treatment approaches. David Hodgins, director.
Subjects: Gambling
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
4 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit (South Africa)
Link: http://www.mrc.ac.za/adarg/adarg.htm
Description: Medical Research Council of South Africa. Director: Dr. Charles Perry. Comprises a dynamic team of researchers and support personnel based in Cape Town and Pretoria involved in cutting edge research and policy development/analysis locally, nationally and internationally.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
5 Amsterdam Institute for Addiction Research, (AIAR)
Link: http://www.aiar.nl/
Description: Focuses on patient-centered treatment effectiveness research. Director: Wim van de Brink. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
6 Australian Drug Foundation (Australia)
Link: http://www.adf.org.au
Description: Melbourne, Australia. A non-government, non-profit organisation providing effective drug prevention for Australians.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
7 Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Program
Link: http://www.beckleyfoundation.org/category/policy/
Description: Established in 2004, the BFDPP aims to provide a rigorous, independent review of global drug policy, and to disseminate information that supports the rational consideration of drug policies. It has established an International Drug Policy Consortium, a network of non-governmental organizations from around the world who share a commitment to the search for more effective drug policies, and have agreed to work together to promote an evidence-based approach to policy decisions. The BFDPP is funded by several research-oriented philanthropic organizations in Europe and the U.S.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International | Organizations and Advocacy
8 Canadian Centre for Tobacco Control
Link: http://www.cctc.ca/
Description: This website, its content and links are intended to help ensure the timely and practical transfer of critical knowledge and skill development for effective local, provincial, and national action on tobacco issues. This website supports the CCTC’s role as a key facilitating agent to coordinate and support advocates in tobacco control.
Subjects: Tobacco habit
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | ATOD Research Centers - International
9 Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Link: http://www.ccsa.ca/
Description: The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse helps policy makers and frontline service providers address the harms caused by alcohol and other drugs. CCSA works with public, private, and non-governmental organizations to provide a knowledge exchange environment where research guides policy and evidence-informed actions enhance effectiveness in the field if addictions and substance abuse.
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Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | ATOD Research Centers - International
10 Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU)
Link: http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/collaboration/CCENDU/
Description: The Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) is a nation-wide network of community partners that informs Canadians about emerging drug use trends and associated issues. Activities include: Investigating reported emerging issues related to drug use; Communicating alerts and bulletins on topics of immediate concern; and Informing communities on lessons learned in responding to local drug use issues.
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Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | ATOD Research Centers - International
11 Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR)
Link: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/
Description: Formerly Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC). Name changed in November 2017. Activities are: Collaborative relationships; Independent research; Ethics, social equity and justice; Reducing risk and increasing protections; Harm reduction Informed public debate.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
12 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) (Canada)
Link: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html
Description: CIHR is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. It comprises 13 "virtual institutes," each dedicated to a specific area of focus, linking and supporting researchers pursuing common goals. Each Institute embraces a range of research from fundamental bio-medical and clinical research, to research on health systems, health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health and environmental influences on health. The Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction is one of 13 institutes within CIHR.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
13 Center for Addiction Research (New Zealand)
Link: https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/faculty/cfar.html
Description: University of Auckland, New Zealand. The Centre for Addiction Research was established in 2012 to bring together researchers at the University of Auckland who are exploring the field of addictions. The Center conducts research and dissemination of findings within and beyond the academic community to inform policy, practice and debate in the prevention and treatment of addiction.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
14 Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research (CAPER)
Link: http://www.addiction.umd.edu/
Description: The Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER) within the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of addictive behaviors and their co-occurring psychological conditions, including mood, anxiety and personality disorders. To accomplish these cross-cutting goals, CAPER is comprised of a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the domains of clinical and counseling psychology, as well as social and decisional sciences. Director: Carl Lejuez, PhD.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
15 Center for Mental Health & Addiction (Johns Hopkins University)
Link: https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-mental-health-and-addiction-policy-research/
Description: The aim of the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research at the Bloomberg School is to improve the lives of persons with mental illness and addiction through engaging in policy research, translating research evidence into policy and practice, and training a next generation of mental health and addiction policy researchers.

The Center brings together faculty and trainees from the fields of: services and economics; statistics and methodology; communication research and implementation science to use a public health approach to strengthen mental health and addiction services and systems in the United States, and to train a new generation of policy researchers in this field.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International

16 Center for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SORAD) (Sweden)
Link: http://www.sorad.su.se/
Description: Established in 1999 as a national centre to strengthen social research on alcohol and drugs in Sweden. Director: Robin Room.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
17 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (Canada)
Link: http://www.camh.net/
Description: Toronto, Canada. Formerly the "Addiction Research Center." CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
18 Centre for Addiction Research and Education Scotland (CARES) (Scotland)
Link: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/medschool/neuroscience/cares
Description: University of Dundee, Scotland. CARES is a Scottish based multi-disciplinary academic centre, integrating clinical, basic and social scientists. CARES research is affiliated with several community-based treatment programs.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
19 Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC) (Canada)
Link: http://www.carbc.ca
Description: Name changed to Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) in November 2017.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
20 Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (Denmark)
Link: http://www.crf-au.dk/
Description: The Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is affiliated under the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Aarhus. CRF was established January 1st 1993, and is mainly funded with government research grants. It offers 6-7 permanent masterships in affiliation with the University of Aarhus. The research staff come from Psychology, Ethnography, Communication and Media, Law etc. Projects have include DanRIS (about residential treatment in Denmark); methadone maintenance treatment research; and substance abuse treatment for women and men in prison. CRF publishes the journal "STOF."
Subjects: Methadone maintenance | Offenders | Alcoholism treatment | Women
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
21 Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA)
Link: http://www.sfu.ca/carmha.html
Description: CARMHA is an internationally recognized research centre based at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. CARMHA conducts innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research related to mental health and substance use, primarily in the areas of clinical or other intervention practice, health systems and population health and epidemiology.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
22 Centre for Drug Misuse Research (CDMR) (Scotland)
Link: http://www.gla.ac.uk/drugmisuse/
Description: Glasgow, Scotland. The aim of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research is to conduct high quality, policy relevant research on the problem of drug misuse within Scotland. The Centre is committed to a simple philosophy, namely that those working in the drug misuse field within Scotland need access to accurate and up to date information on the nature of the drug problem in our country and the effectiveness of their efforts at tackling drug misuse.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
23 Centre for Drug Research (CEDRO) (The Netherlands)
Link: http://www.cedro-uva.org/
Description: Centrum voor drugsonderzoek. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Conducts socio-scientific research in the fields of drug use, drug policy, and drug distribution, on high methodological and theoretical levels.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
24 Centre for Harm Reduction / International Health (Australia)
Link: http://www.burnet.edu.au/centres/4_centre_for_international_health
Description: Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health. Melbourne, Australia. (The Centre for Harm Reduction merged with the Centre for International Health in July 2008.) Aims to promote the philosophy and practice of harm reduction internationally through program development, training, advocacy and research.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
25 Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour (England)
Link: http://crdhb.lshtm.ac.uk/
Description: Founded in 1990, the Centre has a strong social science research tradition and a multidisciplinary staff covering quantitative and qualitative social science and public health disciplines. Their research focuses on exploring and reducing the harms associated with drug and alcohol use.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
26 Centro Studi Ricerca e Documentazione su Dipendenze e AIDS (CeSDA). Florence, Italy
Link: http://www.cesda.net/
Description: CeSDA is a documentation and research center supported by the Health Department (USL 10) in Tuscany, Italy. Main activities include scientific information and documentation services to support professional activities in the field of addiction, drug abuse and AIDS in order to promote health care and prevention. (Center for Studies, Research, and Documentation on (Drug) Dependencies and AIDS)
Subjects: HIV/AIDS
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
27 Centrum voor Verslavingsonderzoek (CVO) (The Netherlands)
Link: http://www.drugresearch.nl/
Description: Addiction Research Institute, Utrecht University, Netherlands.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
28 Drug Policy Modelling Program Bibliography of Grey Literature
Link: http://notes.med.unsw.edu.au/dpmpweb.nsf/page/Bibliography
Description: The DPMP is a collaboration between the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia, and a number of other organisations. This bibliography contains links to grey literature about illicit drugs policy. Grey literature is that which has not been commercially published, and which may not be available through the conventional channels of distribution. Categories include Prevalence, Production and Supply, Economics, Domestic Policy Issues, International Policy Issues, and Interventions.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
29 DrugScope (U.K.)
Link: http://www.drugscope.org.uk/
Description: Formerly the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence. DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs. Provides drug information, promotes effective responses to drug taking, undertakes research at local, national and international levels, advises on policy-making, encourages informed debate and speaks for member organisations working on the ground.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
30 European Collaborating Centres in Addiction Studies (ECCAS) (Europe)
Link: http://www.sgul.ac.uk/about-st-georges/divisions/bms/icdp/our-work-programmes/european-collaborating-centres-in-addiction-studies/?searchterm=european%20collaborating%20centres%20in%20addiction
Description: London. ECCAS is a European association of professionals and organisations the health sector working in the field of addiction, established in 1989 with funding/sponsorship from the European Commission. It aims to promote an in-depth understanding of substance misuse and its impact on the individual, his/her family and the wider community through research, the exchange of knowledge and through the development of scientific, clinical and social approaches and methods for dealing with substance misuse within the context of national policies and practices.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
31 European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) (Europe)
Link: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/
Description: Lisbon, Portugal. A central source of comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe. The EMCDDA exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. Today it offers policymakers the data they need for drawing up informed drug laws and strategies. It also helps professionals and practitioners working in the field pinpoint best practice and new areas of research.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
32 Institute for Addiction and Health Research (Switzerland)
Link: http://www.isgf.ch/
Description: Institut fur Sucht und Gesundheitsforschung (ISGF). Switzerland. Affiliated with the University of Zurich. Reports mostly in German.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
33 Institute for Social Drug Research (ISD) (The Netherlands)
Link: http://www.law.ugent.be/crim/ISD/
Description: University of Ghent, Dept. of Criminal Law and Criminology. Founded in 2002, ISD is a multidisciplinary research group active in the social scientific collection and transfer of knowledge regarding different aspects of the use of drugs, drug trafficking and drug policies. Prof. Dr. Tom Decorte, director. Web site in Dutch and English.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
34 Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) (England)
Link: http://www.ias.org.uk/
Description: London. Aims to increase the understanding of alcohol and of public policies necessary to reduce the problems associated with its use.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
35 Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) (Canada)
Link: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/8602.html
Description: The Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) is a "virtual institute" in Canada, supporting research on the functioning and disorders of the brain, the spinal cord, the sensory and motor systems, and the mind. INMHA publishes a newsletter called "The Brain Brief."
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
36 International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI)
Link: http://icci.science/en/
Description: ICCI was formed in the Czech Republic in 2015 with the collaboration of Americans for Safe Access. ICCI intends to foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to refine the therapeutic applicability of cannabis-based medicines in the Czech Republic. ICCI will identify, coordinate and support global research priorities for the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid treatments through a multidisciplinary evidence based approach that incorporates innovative tools and approaches.
Subjects: Medical marijuana
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
37 International Centre for Drug Policy (ICDP)
Link: http://www.sgul.ac.uk/research/projects/icdp
Description: Independent, non-profic academic center housed at St George's, London University. ICAP is a centre of excellence in the field of substance misuse with a focus on the development of effective drug policy, and initiatives in the areas of treatment and prevention, education and training, and research and development, both nationally and internationally. The Centre has academic links with a number of universities in different countries.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
38 International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Associations (ICARA)
Link: http://www.parint.org/isajewebsite/meetings2012.htm
Description: ICARA is the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations. It is an umbrella organisation for research societies across the globe concerned about alcohol and other drugs. It is an international, nongovernmental, multidisciplinary and civil society organization bringing together research societies to promote ATOD science through professional exchange, collaboration and action.

The mission of ICARA is to create an international network of research societies in order to promote, support and enhance research on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, nationally and internationally.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International | ATOD Research Centers - U.S.

39 International Youth Development Study (IYDS)
Link: http://www.rch.org.au/iyds/index.cfm?doc_id=2766
Description: The International Youth Development Study (IYDS) is a is a long-term study that looks at the development of healthy and problem behaviours among young people in the state of Victoria, Australia and the state of Washington, United States. It is a joint project between the Social Development Research Group, located in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, in Seattle, USA and the Centre for Adolescent Health, part of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the Royal Children's Hospital, University of Melbourne, in Melbourne, Australia.
Subjects: Adolescents | Risk and protective factors
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International | ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Washington State
40 Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies
Link: http://publicrelations.tums.ac.ir/english/news/detail.asp?newsID=3860 (english)
http://incas.tums.ac.ir/

Description: INCAS was established in 2003 as the national referral research and training center on drug abuse issues in Iran. It is located at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
41 IREFREA (Europe)
Link: http://www.irefrea.org/
Description: (Institut de Recherché European sur les Facteurs de Risque chez l'Entfant et l'Adolescent). Founded in 1988 in Lyon, France, IREFREA is a European research network with 7 permanent offices, and research partners located in 13 European countries. The main activities are research, primary applied prevention, intervention programmes, theoretical and scientific study of risk factors and training workshops. It's members are interested in the promotion and research of prevention of drug and other child and adolescent problems.
Subjects: Risk and protective factors | Adolescents | Children
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
42 National Addiction Centre (England)
Link: http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/departments/?locator=1110
Description: King's College Institute of Psychiatry, London. Includes the research and teaching activities of the Addiction Research Unit (ARU) and the treatment and policy contributions of colleagues within the Addictions Division of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLAM). Aims to improve our understanding of addiction to drugs, alcohol and tobacco and to develop more effective preventative and treatment interventions.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
43 National Addiction Centre (New Zealand)
Link: http://www.addiction.org.nz/
Description: Formerly the National Addiction Centre (Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction). University of Otago, New Zealand. Dedicated to developing and promoting effective interventions for people with alcohol, drug and addiction related problems in New Zealand.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
44 National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
Link: http://www.nceta.flinders.edu.au/
Description: Established in 1992, NCETA is a collaborative venture between Flinders University and the South Australian Department of Health. NCETA is a national research centre concerned with the promotion and evaluation of effective practices in workforce development in the alcohol and other drugs related field.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International | Training and Education
45 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) (Australia)
Link: http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/
Description: University of New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1986. Conducts research and related activities that increase the effectiveness of the Australian and International treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm. See also: their Database list: http://www.med.unsw.edu.au/ndarcweb.nsf/page/Databases
Subjects: ADAI Instruments Database
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
46 National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) (Australia)
Link: http://ndri.curtin.edu.au/
Description: Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Formerly the National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse. Conducts and disseminates high quality research that contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and the reduction of drug related harm in Australia.
Subjects: Harm reduction
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
47 Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC - Health Information e-Library: General Resources
Link: http://cahr.uvic.ca/nearbc/elibrary-general.html
Description: A collection of selected links for health-related resources.
Subjects: ADAI Instrument Database
Categories: Information Resources | ATOD Research Centers - International
48 Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychoactives / Núcleo de Estudos Interdisciplinares sobre Psicoativos (NEIP)
Link: http://www.neip.info
Description: NEIP was founded in 2001 and is a center for study of psychoactive substances that brings together scholars in the Human Sciences affiliated with various institutions to promote joint reflection on the topic. The NEIP functions as a space for academic dialogue useful in developing our own research.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
49 ReDNet Research Project
Link: http://www.rednetproject.eu/
Description: The emergence of new recreational drugs, such as so-called ‘legal highs’, ‘novel compounds’, and ‘research chemicals' (e.g., Spice and other synthetic cannabinoids, mephedrone, and GBL), over the last few years, together with the role of the Internet both in the dissemination of positive and negative information regarding these new trends and as a widely accessible online marketplace, have become increasingly prominent issues in the fields of drug policy, substance use research, and public health. The Recreational Drugs European Network (ReDNet) project is a multi-site research study with the aim of improving the level of information available to young people (16-24) and professionals on the effects of these new recreational drugs and the potential health risks associated with their use. We also aim to explore the potential of a number of innovative information communication technologies (ICTs e.g., SMS, social networking sites, multimedia platforms) in the dissemination of accurate and non-judgmental information in a timely way, and in line with the needs of each of our target groups. A newsletter is available on the website.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
50 Senter for rus- og avhenghetsforskning (SARAF) (Oslo, Norway)
Link: http://www.seraf.uio.no/
Description: SERAF is a multi-disciplinary center for drug and alcohol addiction research, established in 2006 at the University of Norway. SERAF will establish a national research network, promote university-based teaching in the field of drugs and alcohol use, and conduct high-level research of international standard.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
51 STAKES Alcohol and Drug Research Group (Finland)
Link: http://www.stakes.fi/english/
Description: Helsinki, Finland. Formerly Social Research Unit of Drug Studies. Director: Jussi Simpura, PhD. Produces information and know-how in the field of welfare and health and forwards them to decision-makers and other actors in the field. As a centre of expertise overseen by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, STAKES bases its functions on research, development and information resources.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
52 Trimbos-Institute (The Netherlands)
Link: http://www.trimbos.nl/default2.html
Description: Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction. Utrecht. Merger of the Netherlands Institute for Alcohol and Drugs (NAID) and the Netherlands Centre of Mental Health Care.
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Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International | Government Agencies - International