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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry


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The Faculty of Addictions is concerned with the assessment and treatment of people with complex medical and social needs arising out of Addictions or addictive behaviour (this may include gambling).

The substances may include alcohol, illicit drugs, prescribed or over-the-counter medication, and volatile solvents. There are a range of treatment options, from advice and information to psychological and pharmacological treatments which may include drug substitution or detoxification regimes.

Dealing with patient needs may involve wider aspects of healthcare such as GPs, hospital-based specialists in liver disease, HIV, mental health, etc. Social problems, legal problems, housing and employment may also require help; thus we work in teams with other professionals and disciplines.

 

 

 
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FACULTY OF ADDICTIONS PSYCHIATRY 2016 LECTURE PRIZE

Prize: A cheque for £300

Eligible: All psychiatric trainees (CT1-ST6 and equivalent), staff grades and associate specialist psychiatrists.

Regulations:

Applicants are invited to submit a current concise curriculum vitae and a 400 word abstract of the paper they wish to present. The prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of addictions in the abstract. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a telephone interview, and the winner offered support and mentoring by the judging panel in developing their lecture.

Applications will be judged by the Faculty Chair and two other members of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry.

Closing date: 4 March 2016

Announcement of successful candidate: April 2016

Presentation of lecture: Faculty Annual Meeting, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April 2016, Edinburgh



News and events

Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry elections 2016 nomination form

All nominations must be received by 25 February.


Enter the Medical Student
Essay Prize in Addictions Psychiatry


New report:
'Substance misuse in older people' (April 2015)

 

Addictions Faculty Annual Conference

Date: Thu 30 April - Fri 1 May   Location: Brighton

 

REPORT: Guidance for healthcare professionals on drug driving

 

FACULTY REPORT: FR AP 02

Club drugs and NPS

 

VIDEO: A Carer's Experience of Addiction by Dr Arun Dhandayudham

Watch Sandra McDermott's first-hand account of living with a son addicted to heroin.

 

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If you would like to contact the Addictions Faculty please email the Committee Manager, Lauren Wright.

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IC 2016

News and events

Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry elections 2016 nomination form

All nominations must be received by 25 February.


Enter the Medical Student
Essay Prize in Addictions Psychiatry


New report:
'Substance misuse in older people' (April 2015)

 

Addictions Faculty Annual Conference

Date: Thu 30 April - Fri 1 May   Location: Brighton

 

REPORT: Guidance for healthcare professionals on drug driving

 

FACULTY REPORT: FR AP 02

Club drugs and NPS

 

VIDEO: A Carer's Experience of Addiction by Dr Arun Dhandayudham

Watch Sandra McDermott's first-hand account of living with a son addicted to heroin.

 

Contact us

If you would like to contact the Addictions Faculty please email the Committee Manager, Lauren Wright.

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