Our research has included the following themes and projects:
- Outcomes research: including a national survey of drug treatment in England and on-going analysis of the national treatment surveillance system (National Drug Treatment Monitoring System – NDTMS);
- Policy evaluation: including evaluation of impact of payment by results commissioning schemes;
- Resource allocation: providing analysis to inform the Department of Health’s allocation of drug and alcohol specific Public Health funds.
- Web delivery of output from the national treatment surveillance system to inform commissioners and the public and maximise translation of knowledge about treatment engagement.
- The largest studies to date, internationally, investigating all-cause mortality, overdose mortality, suicide, and the effect of treatment in ameliorating mortality risk among opioid users, based on analysis of multi-source, linked datasets.
- Exploring the links between drug use and criminal behaviour and the ways in which treatment may change patterns of offending, based on analysis of large, multi-source, linked datasets.
- Collaborative, cross-European work exploring pathways to recovery from addiction.
- Work with the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, investigating behavioural addictions and the links between alcohol use and violence.
- Collaborative work with CGL investigating the prevalence of fentanyl use in England
See research links for additional project information and outputs.