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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Databases




Drug Database   

Drug database (produced by the National Drugs Sector Information Service and ADCA--Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia).
The DRUG database is a bibliographic database established and maintained by the NDSIS and it presently contains over 95,000 records. Records include articles from published and unpublished material on the psychosocial aspects of substance abuse.
Source documents include: Journals, bulletins, newsletters, weeklies, newspapers, monographs, conference proceedings, conference papers, research reports, discussion and position papers, theses, government documents, statistics, and unpublished material. Both Australian and overseas journals are sourced. All major Australian and international drug and alcohol journals have been comprehensively indexed and input into the database since May 1987.
Subject coverage: The psychosocial aspects of substance abuse. More specifically, it covers the political, social, economic, psychological and legal aspects of prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug use. Both legal and illegal drugs are included. Access to database is free and all items are held in the NDSIS office making it the largest collection of its kind in the world

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  Drug and Alcohol Service South Australia (DASSA)

 Database with focus on drug and alcohol.

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  Indigenous Australian alcohol and other drugs:  bibliographic database

This bibliographic database contains references, keywords, and brief annotations for over 600 items on indigenous Australian substance use.  The database allows you to search for items by authors, titles, or keywords. Results of searches can be viewed on your screen, printed out in customized reports, or saved as HTML files which can later be opened in a word processor.

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Register of Australian Drug and Alcohol Research

Producer: National Drug Sector Information Service, Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA), Canberra Australia

RADAR, is a project of the Alcohol and other Drug Council of Australia's National Drug Sector Information Service.  RADAR was established in 2005 and aims to increase awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs research in Australia.
The register contains up-to-date records of current and recently completed research projects with details of published research. There is also information about researchers, their organisations and research funding bodies..

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Belgium VAD bibliotheekcatalogus 

VAD bibliotheekcatalogus is the library database of the Flemish institution VAD ((Vereniging voor Alcohol- en andere Drugproblemen). The catalogue contains about 15.000 records, including 9000 books and 1700 descriptions of online available documents.
VAD  is the umbrella organization for all important Flemish institutions and associations dealing with alcohol, drug, and gambling problems. Since 1982, VAD has been collecting resources: books, reports, conference proceedings, brochures, leaflets, educational materials, DVD's, … Most are in Dutch (50%) and in English (40%).
In 2011, the database was migrated to the open source library software package Koha. Records are stored in MARC format. The public catalogue is offering features like the management of book lists, catalogue enrichment, virtual bookshelves and RSS-feeds.  

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This new online database is putting together the description of all the documents available (books, articles, prevention tools…) in the three main documentation centres on addictions working in the French-speaking community of Belgium:  Prospective Jeunesse, Nadja and Infor-Drogues.  The database covers illicit and licit drugs of abuse, behavioral addictions (gambling, Internet…), history, sociological, anthropological and economical data, legislation, prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and more...

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Canada Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

The Library catalogue of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health which includes the collections of the former Addiction Research Foundation. The collection is multi disciplinary with a focus of addiction, alcohol, tobacco. other drugs, mental health and psychiatry.

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   Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC)

192 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1W8
Megan Butcher - Information Specialist
613.567.3050 x111

This site is no longer being updated as of March 2012. The CCTC, formerly the Canadian Council on Smoking and Health (CCSH), was founded in 1974 by non-governmental organizations concerned with the tobacco epidemic such as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Lung Association. The CCTC is committed to ensuring the timely and practical transfer of critical knowledge and skill development for effective local, provincial, and national action on tobacco issues. CCTC acts as a key facilitating agent to coordinate and support advocates in tobacco control. It does this by: (1) creating and maintaining a knowledge network; and (2) actively linking key persons and agencies throughout the tobacco control movement so that they may learn from and gain from each other's knowledge and experience. Tobacco Control Reference Catalogue (at Comprised of nearly 24,000 records indexed using the CCTC Tobacco Control Thesaurus, the collection includes journal articles, monographs, websites, and multimedia items among others. Covers many aspect of tobacco control, including protection, prevention, cessation, denormalization and special populations.

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   Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) LIBRARY CATALOG

The OTRU Library Catalog is online.  The OTRU library houses over 8,000 entries, including OTRU publications, journal articles, grey literature, books, and reports related to smoking and tobacco.  Special features:  advanced electronic searching by author, subject area, or date; links to full-text articles and reports wherever possible; highlights Canadian literature; and ability to save to Refworks for bibliographic needs.

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  European Union Exchange of Drug Demand Reduction Action (EDDRA)

PRODUCER: EMCDDA (European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction), Rua da cruz de Santa Apolonia, 23-25 PT 1149-045 Lisbon, Portugal
The Exchange on Drug Demand Reduction Action (EDDRA) information system is an Internet-based database providing details of a wide range of demand reduction programs in the EU. Focusing on hands-on experience and good practice in the field, the system caters to the needs of drug practitioners. policy makers and decision-makers involved in planning and implementing demand-reduction interventions. Please be aware that access to the new version of the EDDRA information system cannot be guaranteed as a normal http request currently, and visitors might need to contact their network security managers to open port 8008. The EMCDDA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The database contains information on a broad range of drug demand reduction interventions in the European Union Member States including prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and criminal justice programs. Each record presents detailed information on each program, including contact information. The database will be updated regularly with the support of a national network of correspondents in each country. The service is free of charge without subscription (limited access for invited users). Registration for European national managers and administrators only. Search languages are all 11 official languages of the EU. Language content of records is English plus the national language of the respective program's country.

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   European Legal Database on Drugs (ELDD)

The European Legal Database on Drugs (ELDD) is the EMCDDA's online database of information on European drugs-related legislation for the 25 Member States and Norway. Information for the candidate countries is being added as it becomes available. The database contains legal texts in their original formats, country profiles, national focal points (laws and regulations), legal reports, topic overviews (summary tables that give a quick overview of the legal position of EU countries with regard to illicit drugs, and news.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Project Manager: Brendan Hughes
Rua da Cruz de Santa Apolónia 23-25
PT-1149-045 Lisbon
Tel: (+351) 21 811 3000
Fax: (+351) 21 813 1711
General questions about the EMCDDA: 
Details about EMCDDA publications:
Technical issues:

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   REITOX Virtual Library 

Virtual Library of the European Information Network on Drug Abuse (Reseau European d'Information sur les Toxicomanies)
more information through 
PRODUCER: EMCDDA (European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction), Rua da cruz de Santa Apolonia, 23-25 PT-11149-045, Lisbon, Portugal,

The database is the result of a project coordinated by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction in cooperation with the REITOX network and other European Documentation Centres working in the field of information on drugs. It is able to search simultaneously on a selection extracted from the EMCDDA database and from the following European national databases: ISDD (United Kingdom), TOXIBASE (France), IPDT (Portugal), TRIMBOS (The Netherlands), CAN (Sweden), and RUSDIR (Norwegian). REITOX VIRTUAL LIBRARY is the first database in Europe to give access to bibliographic information from a range of specialized national documentation centers in a comparable and standardized format. It contains over 1200 records presently and will be updated and developed in the near future. It targets the EMCDDA technical and scientific reports as well as the most important national documents on epidemiology and national policies. Free of charge, no subscription. Search language is English. Language content of the records is English plus the national language of each country (French, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, and Norwegian presently).

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France IREB  

CONTACT: Isabelle MICHOT, Librarian - Information Manager, IREB (Institut de Recherches Scientifiques sur les Boissons), 19 avenue Trudaine, F-75009 Paris, Tel.: +33 (0)1 48 74 82 19, Fax: +33 (0)1 48 78 17 56
PRODUCER: Institute for Scientific Research on Alcoholic Beverages (IREB)

This database is available in French and English, and is searchable via several fields or in full text. There are more than 16000 references concerning alcohol use, abuse, dependence and addiction in general.

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Anne de L’Eprevier and Isabelle Michot,  Librarians, OFDT
The new bibliographic database of the OFDT (French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) has recently been made available from the homepage of the OFDT's website:
One can select the language “English” and the terms of the thesaurus are translated into English. A large part of the documents are English language publications.
This new tool includes the OFDT's own database (11, 000 references), the Toxibase database (36, 000 references, managed until 2006 by the French network of documentation centers) and a unique collection of French law texts with full access to the legislative documents.
The main topics covered by the documents described in this database are ATOD effects, use and consequences, public health policies, drug markets, harm reduction, and treatment and prevention.
With the closure of the MILDT's (Interministerial Mission for the Fight against Drugs and Drug Addiction) documentation library one year ago and the closure of several regional centers of the Toxibase network, the OFDT became the French ATOD documentation reference center.   But, unlike the Mildt and the regional centers, the OFDT's documentation center is not open to the public, as it was created for the OFDT's researchers.
The OFDT's journals collection has doubled this year with a total of about 70 titles (almost half published in English). An inventory of the journals will be added to the database, after needed cleaning of indexes!
The library also collects governmental and research reports, grey literature and books; book holdings comprise nearly 2000 titles. (Information supplied September 2010.) 
OFDT - Observatoire Français des Drogues et des Toxicomanies

Hungary Documents of Addiction (GYEMSZI)

The National Health Policy Library, GYEMSZI, Documents of Addictions
Budapest, Hungary
The Documents of Addictions collection was founded in 1992 by the Inter-ministerial Drug Committee and our institute. The Phare Drug Information System project, and later the Twinning project gave the library valuable professional support including equipment. Our task is to collect and manage international and national documents on the fight against drug abuse, to implement and update the database, and to offer services to clients: drug policy makers, officers, drug professionals and students. Users can read the documents in the research room of the special collections.
The database includes over 1500 titles of books, periodicals, and reports with around 50 documents added each year. Available online, one can find electronic documents, and links to journals, books, articles. The Elisad network and the Gateway project are included.

Israel Israel Anti Drug Authority Database

Kanfei Nesharim, 7 Givat Shaul. POB 3985 Jerusalem 91039
Tel: +972-2-5675992 or 5675911
Email: or
Founded in 1990, the Israel Anti-Drug Authority (IADA) is a statutory corporation established by virtue of the "Israel Anti-Drug Authority Law", at the end of 1988.  IADA is a quasi-governmental agency, which operated under the aegis of the Prime Minister and now under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Security.  In 2009, the Israel Knesset approved a decision granting the Ministry of Public Security responsibility for IADA.  IADA is the central body in Israel charged with leading the struggle against the plague of drugs.  In 2005, the Israeli government extended IADA's mandate to include the battle on alcohol abuse.  The library database includes over 12,000 publications - books, research reports, articles, guides, audiovisual materials, etc.  Every item contains an abstract in Hebrew and many items are linked to online versions.  Most of the publications are in English but many are in Hebrew.  Hardcopies can be found in the Israel Anti-Drug Authority Information Center's library.  The Library also houses over 50 scientific journals on drugs and alcohol.  Searching utilizes Boolean operators, and is available online via this link:  The Israel Anti Drug Authority Database is the only database in Israel on the subject of substance abuse.  [entry updated February 2012]

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Italy Centro Studi  

Centro Studi, Documentazione e Ricerche del Gruppo Abele
("Banca Dati" button)
Centro Studi, Documentazione e Ricerche del Gruppo Abele
Corso Trapani 91/B - 10141 Torino - Italy Tel. +39 011 384-1053 FAX +39 011 384-1055

57,000 records (13,500 books, 30,000 articles from Italian and foreign journals, 12,000 grey, 1300 films, 120 cd-roms, 90 videos and dvds). Since 1980. The database covers topics broader than the addictions field (though this topic is well represented by 20,000 bibliographic records): youths and teenagers, criminality and prison, sexuality and prostitution, AIDS, immigration, and social politics. International coverage. Italian abstracts. Daniela Zardo
Centro Studi, Documentazione e Ricerche
Gruppo Abele
corso Trapani 91/b - 95
I 10141 Torino
tel. +39 011 3841053
fax +39 011 3841055

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Latin American and Caribbean Latin American and Caribbean of Health Sciences Information System (LILACS) (LEYES)

Literature from the Caribbean and Latin American regions.

  • Some abstracts not available.
  • Some abstracts not in English.

Access via Virtual Health Library. Database of references for health legislation (1978-2005)Covers Latin America and English-speaking Caribbean

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DrugTEXT:  International Substance Use Library:  Preserve and Digitalize.

Learned in 2016 that DrugTEXT is no longer active.

The purpose of the DrugTEXT Foundation is the production, digitization, dissemination, and preservation of full-text information on substance use, dependence, harm reduction, and international and national drug policy.
Database resources are available in English, German, French, Dutch, and Spanish, and are being added continually.  All articles, books, reports, legal texts, manuals, and other documents in the DrugTEXT library are in html format, so that search engines may query inside documents where the pdf format does not support such functionality.  Every effort is made to make DrugTEXT documents available in 3 ways:  in this Content Management System, PDF, and HTML.  Pages may also be printed or emailed. 

®Drugtext Foundation
(attention:  Mario Lap)
Koninginneweg 189
1075 CP Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 6731139
Fax: + 31 20 6644086 

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Netherlands Trimbos Information Services   

Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction
The Trimbos Institute is the national knowledge institute for mental health care, addiction care and social work. It is our aim to create knowledge on mental health and apply it to mental health care, addiction care and social work policy and practice. 138,000 records. Since 1946. All addictions covered. Dutch interface. Search language is Dutch. Language content of records is Dutch and English keywords and titles. Trimbos is the result of the 1996 merger of NIAD (Netherlands Institute on Alcohol and Drugs) and NcGv (Netherlands Center of Mental Health).
Da Costakade 45
Postbus 725
3500 AS Utrecht
T: 030 297 11 00
F: 030 297 11 11 - upon request to the library staff  
Email staff for assistance.

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New Zealand Library Catalog   

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC)
Kaunihera Whakatupato Waipiro O Aotearoa
PO Box 5023
Wellington, New Zealand
ph (04) 917 0060
fax (04) 473-0890
This represents resources collected by ALAC since its inception in 1976, and therefore covers both published and unpublished materials (monographs, journal articles, conference papers etc.). Journals have been selectively indexed based on their value to this organization. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of alcohol-related material in New Zealand, and includes not only international material but also items unique to this country, and some that deals with issues around alcohol use by indigenous Maori. It includes over 6000 references to journal articles, books, pamphlets, videos, reports, conference proceedings and kits. It will be of use to anyone interested in alcohol-related issues, and also to those interested in material relating to indigenous populations.

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Norway Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol an Drug Problems   

Rusmiddeldirektoratets bibliotek or "The Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol an Drug Problems"
The Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems
Ove Sundby, Hovedbibliotekar (Head Librarian)
Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems
PB 8152 Dep
0033 Oslo
Tel.: (47) 22 24 65 18
FAX: (47) 22 24 63 99

DESCRIPTION AND Covers books and grey materials (reports, etc.) on alcohol and drugs. All topics are covered -- and all languages (but most titles are in Norwegian/Nordic languages or English).

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  SIRUS (Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research) The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS) is incorporated in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. SIRUS researchers are organized into a new department at FHI called Department of Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Research. The SIRUS-library is incorporated in the library at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and will remain a public special library open to all. Institute staff have moved to new premises at Myrens verksted.
The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS) was an independent research institution, and at the same time an administrative government body under the Ministry of Health and Care Services.
The institute was the Norwegian focal point for the EU drugs surveillance centre at Lisbon, EMCDDA.
This web site ( will be deleted when the contents have been moved to
  • Staff  (translated with Google Translate) (the institutes scientific staff at Cristin)
  • Research projects (the institutes current projects, link to catalogue at Cristin)
  • Publications (the institutes publications, link to catalogue at Cristin)
  • The drug situation in norway 2014. Report to EUs drugs surveillance centre at Lisbon, EMCDDA
Use Google Translate for an english version of our site.
See more at:
Portugal IDT  

IDT - Instituto da Droga e da Toxicodependência Praça de Alvalade, nº. 7, 5º to 13º
1700-036 Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal
Phone number: 00 351 21 111 91 00 / 21 111 90 99

(The IDT alcohol and drug abuse library database is not currently (October, 2010) available online.  If you need a search, please contact IDT directly via email.  Paula Graça  ).

Created in 1995, this database focuses mostly on Portuguese documentation, includes abstracts, and is free of charge with subscription.  Search language: Portuguese and English.  Language content of records: Portuguese.  The Institute on Drugs and Drug Addiction (Ministry of Health) is the national governmental structure responsible for the coordination of policy in the field of drugs.  The Institute ensures the planning, conception, management, monitoring, and evaluation of the different steps of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation in the field of drugs, aiming at improving the coordination and implementation of the established policies and strategies.

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INDID / IKONOSNAME: Instituto de Documentacion e Informacion Sobre Drogodependencias
Fundacion de Ayuda Contra la Drogadiccion Burgos, 3. 28036
Madrid, Spain
Contact name: Chus Tascon
DESCRIPTION AND NOTES: INDID has 13,000 bibliographic records (4000 books, 3000 grey, 7000 articles / others). Since 1988. 60% of Spanish documentation (Spain plus other countries); 70% with Spanish abstracts. Topics: all addictions including alcoholism and tobacco. IKONOS is the FAD audiovisual database including more than 280 videos. Free of charge, no subscription. Search language is Spanish. Language content of records is Spanish.

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Sweden ALCONA   

Mr. Claes Olsson, Head Librarian of CAN
phone: (46)8.412.46.12
CAN. Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs
PO Box 70412  Klara Norra Kyrkogata 34,  107 25
Stockholm, Sweden 
10,000 records with 500 posts per year. Content language is Swedish, English, Norwegian, etc. Abstracted. 1980 to present.  CAN is a center for information on alcohol and other drugs with 40 non-governmental organizations as members. Many of them are temperance organizations, but parent-, sports-, client-, and youth organizations are also represented.  The council receives financial support from the Swedish government. The chairman of the board is government appointed. The member organizations appoint the majority of the board members.  CANs mission is to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse through the provision of facts, documentation and information. It aims to circulate objective information, serving people and organizations involved in drug prevention work.  For this purpose CAN produces information resources, runs a library service and arranges training courses, seminars and conferences.  CAN also monitors trends in the drug use and abuse, carrying out its own surveys and studies such as annual surveys on drug use among students and military conscripts. It is also compiling and summarizing survey findings, statistics and other data sourced from external researchers. CAN provides a link between research and the community.

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Switzerland Alcohol Policy Regulation in Europe

The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) launched a database on alcohol policy in European countries.
This tool makes it easy to compare several indicators, like restrictions on advertising or age limits.
They offer a German, a French, and an English version.
European states have a high degree of autonomy when it comes to designing their national alcohol policy. The measures that countries deploy to counter the negative impact of alcohol use, such as setting drink-driving limits, banning or restricting alcohol advertising, setting the legal age to purchase alcohol, opening hours and licensing laws, are many and differ widely from one country to another.
This database aims to provide an overview of alcohol policy regulation in selected European countries and to enable cross-country comparisons. It features only those measures drawn from the national legislation. By clicking on a country, a list of its alcohol regulations will appear. Clicking on a specific indicator makes it possible to compare regulations across countries. An explanatory text appears when the mouse is moved over the selected indicator.
There is a separate database for the regulations in force in Swiss cantons (in German and French).


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United Kingdom Alcohol Concern

phone: 020-7922-8667

Search our extensive library database for journal articles, books, research papers, booklets, and leaflets.

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   Drug Discrimination Bibliography (DDD)

This bibliography is maintained by Dr. Ian P. Stolerman
Section of Behavioural Pharmacology, Institute of Psychiatry
De Crespigny Park
London SE5 8AG, England
Tel: +44 (0)20-7848-0370
FAX +44 (0)20-7848-0579

Drug Discrimination is widely recognized as one of the major methods for studying the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of drugs and plays an important role in drug discovery and investigations of drug abuse. This WWW page provides access to Dr. Ian Stolerman's ongoing Comprehensive Bibliography of Drug Discrimination Research. The bibliography is a list of 3,128 references published between 1951 and 2000, and includes abstracts, journal articles, book chapters and books. Each reference is followed by a list of standardized keywords which were used to index the bibliography. Most of the keywords are generic drug names but they also include methodological terms, species studied and drug classes. This index makes it possible to selectively retrieve references according to the drugs used as the training stimuli, drugs used as test stimuli, drugs used as pretreatments, species, etc. Mostly in English.

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  Drug and Alcohol Findings

Drug and Alcohol Findings responds to drug and alcohol use in Britain by linking practice to research, research to practice.  It bridges the divide between UK-relevant research on the effectiveness of responses to drug and alcohol problems and the practitioners who provide those interventions. The project aims to encapsulate the studies' findings, set them in context, and to explore the implications for practice. From 1999 to 2006 its main output was the Drug and Alcohol Findings magazine, now replaced by this free web-based service backed by the Effectiveness Bank database.  Findings is a partnership project managed by Alcohol Concern, DrugScope, the National Addiction Centre, and the editor, Mike Ashton.


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