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Lessons learnt as addictions researchers during a global pandemic

Dr Basak Tas, Dr Amir Englund and Dr Stephen Sharman are all researchers in the Centre for Addiction Research, King’s College London. Recently they published an article in the journal Addiction where they discussed the challenges and advantages that the pandemic has brought through the shift to more remote research. In this blog they summarise their conclusions.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Feb 2022

New collaboration with digital therapeutics company to investigate preventable opioid respiratory deaths

A clinical trial that is collecting data on the features of opioid overdoses within the safety of a clinical setting will be integrating a monitoring platform into the research to investigate how to prevent deaths from breathing problems in opioid users.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Jan 2022

No convincing scientific evidence that hangover cures work, according to new research

A new systematic review has found only very low-quality evidence that substances claiming to treat or prevent alcohol-induced hangover work.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Jan 2022

SURE Recovery App – two years on after its launch

In 2019, NIHR Maudsley BRC and the charity Action on Addiction launched the SURE Recovery App, designed to help people recovering from alcohol and other drug problems. To mark International Recovery Day 2021 on 30th September, we are taking a retrospective look at the creation of the App and how it has evolved over the last two years.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 30 Sep 2021

The significant effect of lockdown on gambler’s mental health

King’s College London study assesses the potential impacts of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown on longer term depression, anxiety, and stress in gamblers in the UK.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Jan 2021