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the scientific understanding of addiction

Knowledge Hub

View articles, publications, videos and presentations in our comprehensive Knowledge Hub.

Student Hub

Studying in an addiction-related field? Find help, support, guidance and updates from people doing exactly the same as you in our Student Hub.

Annual conference

Our annual conference is where you can hear from world-renowned experts in the field alongside the latest research and findings.
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Drug and alcohol findings

Backed by the SSA, “Findings” helps busy clinicians and researchers keep abreast of published research and guidance.

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The SSA publishes two peer-reviewed journals featuring research around a wide range of areas that make up addiction science.


BBC News - Coronavirus: Dealing with addiction while in lockdown

#Alcohol consumption in times of #COVID19

#StayAtHome #FlattenTheCurve #COVID19Pandemic #coronavirus #mentalhealth #quarantini #Corona

Please feel free to review this Article on @qeios: The case for development of an E-cigarette Ontology (E-CigO) to improve quality, efficiency and clarity in the conduct and interpretation of research

Exercise addiction is a real mental health condition, yet still poorly understood via @ConversationUK

Image-and-text health warning labels on alcohol and food: potential effectiveness and acceptability |BMC Public Health - open access

Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for developing #COVID19 and complications that may arise as a result. @CochraneLibrary release a
Special Collection on effective options for quitting smoking during the pandemic @CochraneTAG

PRT: SSA Post-Doctoral Transitional Development funding - salary support for up to 12 months towards post-doctoral development of research applications
Guidance notes and online application at



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.