Substance use disorders may have serious somatic, psychological, and social consequences and result in high direct health care and indirect social costs. Individuals with any kind of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors challenge the health care system because relapse rates are still high despite continuous improvement in psychological and pharmacological treatment options.
The Addiction Research Group seeks to conduct studies that result in understanding of addiction and its mechanism as well as in development, evaluation, and improvement of substance use disorder treatments. Comorbidity of substance use disorders with psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADHD) is of particular interest.
The Addiction Research Group offers consulting and support for scientific projects as well as for master and doctoral thesis in medicine and in psychology.