Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
Addiction is often linked to mental health as it can start as a way of coping with feelings that people are unable to deal with in any other way.
Substance misuse has devestating effects on people's lives and communities and the government spends £15 billion per year meeting the costs of drug related social and economic harms.
Research into substance misuse is important because we need to better understand the pathways into addiction, and the biological and social consequences. There is also a demand for new interventions to prevent and treat substance misuse.
We are looking for participants to take part in the following substance misuse studies. If you have have issues with substance misuse, or know someone who does and are interested in finding out more please get in touch with us.