The Disorders by Use of Substances Research Group is integrated by psychiatrists and psychologist and is mainly focused in substance abuse disorders in humans.
The main research lines are related to:
Psychiatric co-occurrence in substance users
In the last years, our group has been focused in the study of psychiatric co-occurrence in substance abusers. The high frequency of co-occurrence of substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders, also known as ‘psychiatric comorbidity in drug abusers’ or ‘dual diagnosis’, is a matter of great concern because of its relevant diagnostic and therapeutic implications. More
Treatment of substance use disorders
The efficacy and effectiveness of different treatments in substance use disorders mainly pharmacological detoxification and substitution treatment (i.e. methadone maintenance) and the understanding factors related to response to treatment are the main objectives of our research. More