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Doctoral student Martina Wilson lectured during the seminar on alcohol and working life that CERA arranged together with Systembolaget in October 2019.
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Are you a doctoral student who is starting to think about what will happen after the dissertation or a researcher who has creative ideas but needs a research partner to apply for research funding with?

Are you in the profession and need help evaluating a new method, or do you as a clinician have a good research idea but need to get in contact with a researcher who can help you further?

CERA has a wide range of networks. Contact either the organizations below, or info@cera.se and we will help you find what you are looking for.

 

Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg

The research network in addiction psychology called "Addiction Psychology: Experimental and Clinical research" (APEC) focuses on how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are related to the use of alcohol and other drugs. Research within APEC ranges from prevention to treatment outcomes; for example, how can working life prevent alcohol problems, how do drugs affect young people's mental health, how does alcohol affect memory and cognition among witnesses to crime, what is the interplay between abuse and other psychiatric complications, and what is the treatment outcome for people who have undergone psychosocial treatment for addiction? The research also has a lifecourse perspective - from young to adult.

Links:
Addiction Psychology: Experimental and Clinical research (APEC)

The Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg

Research in social work includes studies of social problems, their emergence, causes, solutions, and consequences for individuals, groups, and society. There is also a focus on the life contexts of vulnerable individuals and groups, societal interventions and social political measure, as well as on social processes more widely. Research on alcohol and drug use is included in the remit of the research group Social Exclusion and Control.

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The Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg
The research group Social Exclusion and Control

Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg

The Institute of Health and Care Sciences is responsible for nursing education programs, which include education and research about psychiatric and addictive disorders.

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Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg

Research and education at the Institute of Medicine ranges from molecule to society, and involve close cooperation with health care providers. Misuse and abuse is studied from a range of perspectives including their effect on health in society, the work place, and how substances affect the human biological organs. 

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Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg

Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology (EPINEP), Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg

The research topics and questions extend across a broad spectrum in the area of psychiatric disorders, for example about alcohol, smoking and other drugs, in an aging and life-course perspective

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Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology (EPINEP), Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg

School of Business, University of Gothenburg

Organization studies in the field of addiction include studies of governmental governance, knowledge management, leadership, collaboration, care chains and professional practices. The focus is also on governance interventions, report systems, management models and evidence-based practices. Research with a focus on organization studies in addiction care is conducted in the management and organization section at the Department of Business Administration, the School of Business, University of Gothenburg.

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School of Business, University of Gothenburg

Department of philosophy, linguistics and theory of science, University of Gothenburg

Many researchers at the department are engaged in projects on health care and social care. Evidence-basing is one important focus of the milieu. What ethical principles are applicable in production of knowledge syntheses and reviews? What is the meaning of "best available knowledge”  within areas where there is a scarcity of randomized studies? Researchers at the department have published a number of systematic reviews on preventive interventions, e.g. within ANDTS prevention (alcohol, narcotics, doping, tobacco and gambling). These issues are also dealt with in the master’s program in evidence-basing for various professionals within the welfare sector.

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Department of philosophy, linguistics and theory of science, University of Gothenburg

VästKom

VästKom is the municipality's county-wide cooperation provider with a focus on welfare and regional development. Development that creates benefits for the inhabitants of the 49 municipalities in Västra Götaland and contributes to the development of a dynamic and competitive region. VästKom operates on the regional stage with issues where the benefits of cooperating regionally are greater than subregional or local. VästKom works on behalf of the four municipal associations in Västra Götaland: Borås region Sjuhärads Kommunalförbund, Fyrbodals Kommunalförbund, Göteborgsregions Kommunalförbund and Skaraborgs Kommunalförbund. Västkom has three areas of development; Welfare development, Digital business development and Regional development.

Research and Development in The Gothenburg Region

The Gothenburg Region (GR) is an organization for cooperation between 13 municipalities in the greater Gothenburg area. The organization focuses on issues of common interest in the municipalities in the fields of labor market, social security, education, environment and urban development.  The R&D unit ”FoU i Väst” is specialized in social aspects in the different fields. The unit is active in the intersection between academia and the public sector and thus functions as a meetingplace for the two. The R&D unit conducts practice based projects and research that contributes to knowledge development and knowledge dissemination. Every year around 21 000 professionals participate in activities arranged by GR.

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Research and Development in The Gothenburg Region

The social administration Hisingen, The City of Gothenburg

The social administration Hisingen is responsible for support to individuals and families according to the social services act for all inhabitants living on the island Hisingen. The administration offers activities and meeting places intended to give children and young people good possibilities to a meaningful leisure time. The administration is also working actively with security issues, people´s health and the influence of the civil society.

The social administration of Hisingen is one of four social administrations in the City of Gothenburg. All four administrations are new from 2021 and were created after a big reorganization in the City of Gothenburg for a more equal and effective welfare.

Throughout the administration works around 700 people within the operations Children and Young people authority, Children and Young people resources, Income support, Adult and psychology unit, Urban area and Leisure time plus support functions. The keywords for the administration are “we are a stronger word than I am”.

The head office is situated at Vågmästaregatan 1A in the central parts of Hisingen. Placed there is the administrative management with the director and the department heads and some support functions.

Knowledge support for mental health, Region Västra Götaland

Knowledge support for mental health (KPH) is a resource for knowledge development and development in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and primary care. KPH is aiming for good/equal health for everybody and contributes to development and dissemination of knowledge through various activities.

KPH is also a regional program area for Mental Health with eight regional processteams based on different diagnostic and knowledge areas. Current in relation to CERAS's assignment is the regional processteam Addiction, which has national contacts via Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions network for addiction issues.

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Region Västra Götaland

Department of Social Sustainability, Region Västra Götaland

Department of Social Sustainability is part of the Head Office of Region Västra Götaland. The Department is commissioned to develop and endorse systematic policy frameworks and support interventions in order to promote health and health equity with a human rights approach in the geographical area of Västra Götaland. This is carried out in a wide collaboration between departments and companies within Region Västra Götaland as well as in partnership with other statutory agencies, municipalities, academy, and the civil society.

The Department of Social sustainability serves the Regional Executive Committee, the Public Health and Social Sustainability Committee, the Human Rights Committee and the Health Care Committees.

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Region Västra Götaland

The Swedish Prison and Probation Service

The Swedish prison and probation service is a state controlled authority who are responsible for the prisons, jails and probation offices.

The Swedish prison and probation service´s mission is to reduce crime and increase people’s safety.

The daily assignments of The Swedish prison and probation service is to affect the clients so they do not relapse to crimes. We cherish basic human rights and the client’s integrity and legal certainty. Those who serve a sentence shall do it in a safe environment and shall not have the possibility to commit crimes during their time in The Swedish prison and probation service.

One way to increase the safety in society is to reduce the amount of criminal relapses. In order to reach this goal, The Swedish prison and probation service works with motivated conversations, treatment programs, employment and an opportunity to improve deficient schooling. Together with the client, we use the time for evidence-based efforts. These efforts have been proven to help people diverge from crime.

The Swedish prison and probations service aim to improve inmates' chances of leading a drug free and law abiding life after having served their sentence.

The Swedish prison and probation service West includes Västra Götaland and Halland. The region includes 10 prisons, 5 jails and 5 probation offices. The region also have a regional office in Gothenburg.

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The Swedish Prison and Probation Service

Brukarrådet for addiction issues in Västra Götaland

Brukarrådet is an organizational platform for regional, subregional and municipal cooperation within the care for addiction in the region of Västra Götaland and
its 49 municipalities. 
Brukarrådet is an umbrella-organization for a number of non-profit organizations with the mutual purpose and goal within the issues of abuse and addiction.

The members of the organization share the mutual engagement and ambition to affect the important issues for its members and other addicts' mental and physical health in order to benefit their living conditions. The organization also wants to encourage politicians and other decision-makers within social services and addiction care in Västra Götaland to develop the issues of addiction.

Our primarial work areas include:

  • The establishment of local addiction councils (brukarråd)
  • That the addicts become a part of the care collaboration structure
  • That user-controlled user audits gets done in every hospital area
  • Investment of ”relatives’ organisation” and ”relative-support”
  • Knowledge-raising initiatives
  • Interact with existent addiction councils (brukarråd)