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Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research

SERAFs grant from the Research Council of Norway enables SERAF to perform clinical addiction research at an international level and contributes to a more sufficient, evidence-based treatment of addiction disorders.

To meet the request from the research council we have significantly increased our alcohol research. We conduct extensive dissemination of addiction research through publications, lectures, courses, supervision and teaching of master and PhD students.

SERAF has a broad national and international network in the field of clinical addiction research. 

Research news

  • colourbox20474468-600 Why is exercising so hard for people in treatment Mar. 27, 2017 3:16 PM

    As part of large randomized control trial of exercise within alcohol treatment in Denmark, SERAF contributed to a qualitative analysis of the reasons why some participants dropped out.

  • nalokson-nesespray Rapid distribution of naloxone to people at risk of overdosing Feb. 9, 2017 12:32 PM

    As part of the National Overdose Strategy, researchers at SERAF have developed and implemented a multi-site naloxone distribution program. There were over 2,000 naloxone nasal sprays distributed in the project’s first year and a half, with the majority of those reaching people known to be at risk of overdosing.

  • colourbox22803838-600 Investigation of opioid overdose trends from over 450 overdoses Jan. 6, 2017 2:18 PM

    In collaboration with Bergen Ambulance Services, researchers at SERAF analyzed patient data for 463 overdoses from 2012 to 2013. Cases were included if the victim responded to naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, indicating an opioid overdose.