LEEDS ADDICTION UNIT
After 40 years, the Addiction Unit has closed its doors…
however, the challenges posed by addictions remain…
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
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Please note: these pages are archived for reference purposes only and are no longer maintained or updated.
Alchohol Related Brain Damage. Readings for a multi-sector training course for health and social care professionals likely to encounter heavy drinkers.
Combined reading list for the short non-assessed courses in CBCS and the University of Leeds accredited module at level 3 (LAUT 3006).
Combined reading list for the short non-assessed courses in Dual Diagnosis and the University of Leeds accredited module at level 3 (LAUT 3020).
Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse. Readings for a one day training course run in conjunction with Leeds City Council.
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).
Reading list for the one-day non-assessed introductory course in mindfulness.
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).
Readings for the University of Leeds accredited module, Psychopharmacology and Physiology of Addiction (LAUT 3014).
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).
Miscellaneous collection of resources and links recommended by various mentors and lecturers in recent terms.
Leeds Addiction Unit published works 1978–2015
Includes books, book chapters, peer reviewed papers, commentaries, reviews, letters, articles and other published material
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…
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.