Our research

The Centre for Addiction Research (CFAR) is dedicated to providing timely, relevant and independent research to help inform policy and practice in relation to substance misuse and the treatment of addictive consumptions.

We support interdisciplinary research on tobacco, alcohol, other drugs and gambling; as well as the interplay between addictive consumptions and mental health.

Our research extends from the molecular level to the macro-societal and global levels. Accordingly, our activities embrace a full spectrum, which includes biomedical, psychological, public health and sociological research.


Our current research focuses on the following broad priority areas:

  • Patterns, causes and impact of addictive consumption use
  • Intervention and treatment
  • Public health and policy
  • Cultural and community perspectives

Research publications

View a list of recent publications by centre members here