Nordic Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (NAD)

Comité nordique pour la recherche en matière d'alcool et de stupéfiants
Nordiskt Center för Alkohol- och Drogforskning (NAD)
Nordisk Center for Alkohol- og Narkotikaforskning
Pohjoismainen Päihdetutkimuskeskus

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20 Dec 1978, by merger of Nordic Council for Alcohol Research and Nordic Council for Drug Research (NSFD), Nordic Council for Alcohol and Drug Research (NAD) -- Comité nordique pour la recherche en matière d'alcool et de stupéfiants -- Nordiska Nämnden för Alkohol- och Drogforskning (NAD) -- Nordisk Naevn for Alkohol- og Narkotikaforskning -- Pohjoismainen Päihdetutkimuslautakunta. Currently a permanent institution on the general budget of Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM). Ceased to exist, when merged with Nordic Cooperation on Disability (NSH), Nordic Educational Programme for the Development of Social Services (NOPUS) and Nordic Staff Training Centre for Deafblind Services (NUD) into Nordic Welfare Centre (NVC), 1 Jan 2009.


Promote and develop interdisciplinary cooperation in alcohol and drug research and research into other addictive substances, including dependence producing psychotropics.

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Initiates and plans joint Nordic alcohol and drug research projects in social science, social medicine and social psychiatry, including sociomedical and sociopsychiatric research, focusing on research in the social sciences; promotes information and documentation work; arranges meetings and seminars, including research and project meetings; provides a network for interested citizens whether researchers, administrators, social and welfare workers, students, doctoral candidates, etc; provides funding for comparative Nordic research. New areas of special interest: effect of European integration on the substance abuse situation; social and political changes in the Baltic countries; changes in alcohol and drug policy in the Nordic countries.


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Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish.


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Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Industry
    • Beverages
  • Societal Problems
    • Addiction, Drug Abuse
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

15. Dec 2008
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