I'm a Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool, where I lead a small group of researchers investigating addiction, particularly alcohol problems. Our research is quite broad in scope, and includes laboratory work testing psychological processes in addiction, right through to studies of new treatments in clinics. You can read about our latest research findings on our blog here: http://livuniaddictiongroup.blogspot.co.uk/, or link to our pages on the University of Liverpool site here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/psychology-health-and-society/research/addiction/. I'm quite new to blogging but finding it very enjoyable and a pleasant change from the normal day to day stuff!
Matt Field summarises the findings of a recent cluster RCT that uses internet-based prevention (an Australian programme called Climate Schools) to reduce alcohol and cannabis use, truancy, psychological distress and moral disengagement.[read the full story...]