Research has always been, and continues to be, an integral component
of our work. Our service affords the opportunity for research, as
we are involved in clinical practice supported by an on- site drug
analysis laboratory and employment training schemes that have a
mandatory research component. This is supported by Consultant Psychiatrists
with extensive experience in the field. Through research we aim
to lead on new developments in the addiction field, produce data
on the effects of policy and influence future drug treatment practice.
We actively encourage our wide range of disciplines to contribute
to this wider body of knowledge.
Over the years, we have produced many papers
that have contributed to research and policy development. During
2000, we were involved in research in relation to Hepatitis C and
HIV with regard to the impact Harm Reduction Strategies may have
on the prevalence rates, particularly amongst the younger age group.
Our contributions have provided data on evidence-based practice.
Our extensive library facilities continue to be
made available to professionals seeking access to specialised journals