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LEEDS ADDICTION UNIT

After 40 years, the Addiction Unit has closed its doors…
however, the challenges posed by addictions remain…

Introducing:

RESULT ~ the addiction outcomes website

The website for measuring everything about addiction problems for
∷ PEOPLE with PROBLEMS ∷
for PROFESSIONALS ∷ for PLANNERS

The most important reason for assessing and measuring addiction, as with any other problem, is to answer the question “Is it getting better?” People with addiction problems, their families and friends, the people who offer professional help and the people who pay for the services all want to know.

Read about the development of RESULT in the SSA article Assessing Addiction Problems.

Readings for past students

Readings for past students

Reading lists and links for previous modules and short courses have been combined into key topic areas. Each list is also available to download as a PDF.
Please note: these pages are archived for reference purposes only and are no longer maintained or updated.

ARBD

Alchohol Related Brain Damage. Readings for a multi-sector training course for health and social care professionals likely to encounter heavy drinkers.

  • Also available as a PDF

CBCS

Combined reading list for the short non-assessed courses in CBCS and the University of Leeds accredited module at level 3 (LAUT 3006).

  • Also available as a PDF

Dual Diagnosis

Combined reading list for the short non-assessed courses in Dual Diagnosis and the University of Leeds accredited module at level 3 (LAUT 3020).

  • Also available as a PDF

Early Start

Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse. Readings for a one day training course run in conjunction with Leeds City Council.

  • Also available as a PDF

Harm Reduction

Combined reading list for the short non-assessed courses in Harm Reduction and the University of Leeds accredited modules at levels 1 and 2 (LAUT 1007 / LAUT 2010).

  • Also available as a PDF

Mindfulness

Reading list for the one-day non-assessed introductory course in mindfulness.

  • Also available as a PDF

Motivational Interviewing

Combined reading list for the short non-assessed courses in Motivational Interviewing and the University of Leeds accredited modules at levels 2 and 3 (LAUT 2011 / LAUT 3016).

  • Also available as a PDF

Psychopharmacology

Readings for the University of Leeds accredited module, Psychopharmacology and Physiology of Addiction (LAUT 3014).

  • Also available as a PDF

SBNT

Combined reading list for the short non-assessed courses in SBNT and the University of Leeds accredited modules at levels 2 and 3 (LAUT 2022 / LAUT 3005).

  • Also available as a PDF

Useful resources

Miscellaneous collection of resources and links recommended by various mentors and lecturers in recent terms.

LAU in print

Leeds Addiction Unit published works 1978–2015

Includes books, book chapters, peer reviewed papers, commentaries, reviews, letters, articles and other published material

  • Also available as a PDF

About the department

Established in 1984, the Leeds Addiction Unit Training and Research department specialised in training professionals to manage the problems of substance misuse for over thirty years.

At the beginning of 2017 we stopped recruiting new students to our programmes and modules. Changes in demand along with pressures on both NHS and higher education funding has resulted in the closure of many addiction training centres. The department will close at the end of June 2018.

We are proud to have worked in partnership with University of Leeds and are grateful for their support down the years.

If you are looking to study addictions, see the SSA link below…

Society for the Study of Addiction

Further studies in addictions

If you are looking to enter higher education and study addictions and/or substance misuse then you will find a wealth of information about addiction related courses at the Society for the Study of Addiction [SSA] Knowledge Hub.