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.