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About our Research

The National Addiction Centre and Marina House (now part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) were founded by Action on Addiction which also established the first chair in Addiction Psychiatry held by Professor John Strang.

Action on Addiction currently supports many different addiction research projects. We investigate the effectiveness of new and existing treatment and prevention techniques in order to reduce addiction problems in our society.

We are able to provide independent and objective evidence to guide policy makers and treatment commissioners to develop addiction policy and treatment in the UK and to help reduce the stigma surrounding the causes of addiction.

We work closely with researchers at the National Addiction Centre, part of the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and the Mental Health Research and Development Unit at the University of Bath.

If you are interested in knowing about current addiction research in the UK this section will help guide you to some of the most pioneering projects as well as the leading addiction research institutions.

Our research would not be possible without the generous donations of our supporters. If you would like to support our research, please talk to our Fundraising Team directly on 020 7793 3416 or vist our How You Can Help page.

Action on Addiction is a company limited by guarantee registered in England | Company Number 05947481 Registered Charity Number 1117988
Registered office: Action on Addiction, Head Office, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6BE