The Centre for Addiction Research (CFAR) is committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders by providing sound evidence to inform policy and practice in the understanding, prevention and treatment of addictive consumptions.
Alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and gambling contribute to many and various health and social challenges facing New Zealanders today.
The Centre brings together researchers from across the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland who are exploring the effects of dangerous consumptions – such as tobacco, alcohol, other drugs and gambling – on individuals, their families, communities, and society.
Our ongoing work in diverse areas such as psychopharmacology, general practice, psychiatry, public health, Māori health, psychological medicine and clinical pharmacology has earned it a highly regarded national and international track record.
Working closely with treatment providers, our broad, multi-disciplinary approach means we are able to investigate addiction at every level – from molecular research right through to societal research, and everything in between, including biomedical, pharmacological, psychological, public health and behavioural research.
By fostering interdisciplinary addiction research and learning, as well as exploring the interplay between addictive consumptions, the Centre for Addiction Research hopes to contribute to improved quality of life and well-being for all New Zealanders.
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Upcoming conference of interest
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs (APSAD) is the Asia Pacific’s leading multidisciplinary organisation for professionals involved in the alcohol and other drug field.
2019 Conference is in Hobart on 10-13th November
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday 18 August
News and events
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PhD and Masters opportunities in addiction research
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