Addiction Research Centres and the Nurturing of Creativity. Substance abuse research in a modern health care centre: the case of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Juergen Rehm, Norman Giesbrecht, Louis Gliksman, Kathryn Graham, Anh D Le, Robert E Mann, Robin Room, Brian Rush, Rachel F Tyndale, Samantha Wells
ADDICTION | WILEY | Published : 2011
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is one of the premier centres for research related to substance use and addiction. This research began more than 50 years ago with the Addiction Research Foundation (ARF), an organization that contributed significantly to knowledge about the aetiology, treatment and prevention of substance use, addiction and related harm. After the merger of the ARF with three other institutions in 1998, research on substance use continued, with an additional focus on comorbid substance use and other mental health disorders. In the present paper, we describe the structure of funding and organization and selected current foci of research. We argue for the continuatio..View full abstract
Support to CAMH for the salary of scientists and research support staff has been provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We would like to thank John Cunningham, Griffith Edwards, Debbie Thompson and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this submission.