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.
The HSE National Drug Treatment Centre participates in ongoing research in substance misuse and policy development.