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SSA Annual Conference 2018 Poster Prize Winners

Student-led research – Helen Howlett, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 'A survey of health care professionals' knowledge and experience of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and alcohol use in pregnancy’ Research and service evaluation and audit – Dr Allan Tyler, Centre for Addiction Behaviours Research, London South Bank University – ‘Optics and illusions of street drinking in East London – a thematic analysis’

The Cochrane Drugs & Alcohol Group needs your help

  Help the Cochrane Drugs & Alcohol group with a topic prioritisation exercise. By completing this survey you can help the group determine which areas to target in future systematic reviews 

Congratulations to 2018’s Academic Fellow, and our new PhD students!

_ We are very pleased to announce the award of 2018's SSA Griffith Edwards Academic Fellowship to Dr Inge Kersbergen, who will move to the University of Sheffield to undertake her Fellowship, on alcohol-related health and social problems. Amongst a range of options to reduce the burden that these place on the NHS and social

A Celebration of Women in Addiction

A request for nominations for a new SSA-supported project from Drs Sharon Cox and Sally Marlow _ To coincide with the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act in which the first women in the UK were given the right to vote, Drs Sally Marlow (KCL) and Sharon Cox (LSBU) alongside the Society for Study of

SSA Sponsors First AFINet International Conference in November 2018

Addiction & the Family International Network First International Conference, Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK WHEN Friday (evening) 9th November 2018 to Sunday (afternoon) 11th November 2018 Parents, Spouses, Children – there are more than 100 million family members (and close friends) of people with addiction problems who suffer by being close to someone with an alcohol or drug or gambling problem. These

‘HEROIN ON TRIAL’: Heroin-Assisted Treatment in the UK

SSA-supported one-day conference: Free places reserved for SSA members   31st May 2018 Bush House, The Strand, King’s College London, 30 Aldwych, WC2B 4BG Speakers include: James Bell, Sarah Byford, Eilish Gilvarry, Carole Hunter, Brian Kidd, Beau Kilmer, Tim Leighton, Nicola Metrebian, Martin Mitcheson, Louise Sell, John Strang, Basak Tas, Ambros Uchtenhagen and Rob VanderWaal.  

The SSA Fred Yates prize for Researcher of the Year 2018

Congratulations to Dr Andrew McAuley, Senior Epidemiologist in the Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Team at Health Protection Scotland and Senior Research Fellow within the School of Health & Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, and winner of the 2018 Fred Yates prize for his broad-based contribution to the addiction field, through addiction research on both

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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.