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the scientific understanding of addiction

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Surviving the COVID-19 Era: Stories of People Who Use Drugs from Russia, Ukraine and Norway – Drugreporter

Government launches second phase of independent review into drug misuse with added links to the terms of reference and call for evidence

Please RT. @UCL_CPU, with Prof Val Curran as PI, is looking for a new RA to work on CannTeen. Involves acute and longitudinal cannabis MRI studies. Initial post is for 7 months, likely longer. Duties will be participant testing, data management + more.

Metastability and the “Surprise Factor” in Overdrinking | Psychology Today

Guidance :Independent review of drugs, part 2: terms of reference - documents outlining what part 2 of the independent review will cover.

This week's #qualitative methods treat from the @SSA_Addiction conference hosted back in March by @KingsAddictions. Listen to amazingly talented multi-method expert @caitlinnuea talk about her experiences as a qualitative researcher:

SURVEY (SALSUS) 2018: Mental Wellbeing Summary Report



As an organisation, we continue to function during the developing pandemic.

We are following all government and Charity Commission guidance in respect of staff and reporting issues.

Our funding schemes remain open and we are continuing to programme our conferences planned for November 2020.