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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

  • colourbox8648486(1) Opioid pain medication in three Nordic countries Feb. 8, 2019 3:09 PM

    The North American opioid epidemic began with over-prescription of the powerful pain medication oxycodone for chronic non-cancer pain.

  • colourbox19114592-700 Inmates with substance problems begin exercising more while in prison Dec. 17, 2018 1:26 PM

    The NORMA research group at SERAF (Norwegian Offender Mental Health and Addiction Study) looked at how prisoners changed various health-related behaviors during incarceration, in the absence of specific interventions.

  • colourbox22803838-600 Ambulance-attended opioid overdoses Nov. 21, 2018 11:49 AM

    In a recent ambulance study, 1054 non-fatal opioid overdoses in central Oslo were examined to understand if opening hours at a safe injection facility affected these overdoses, and what role the overdose location may have on severity and ambulance transport.