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Substances involved in addiction 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. Treatment may include drug substitution or detoxification regimes.

Patient needs may involve wider healthcare professionals such as GPs, hospital-based specialists in liver disease, HIV, and mental health teams, etc. We also work with other professionals and disciplines to address social, housing and employment problems.

Executive committee

Member Year of joining Position
Prof. Julia Sinclair 2018 (E) Chair
Dr Emily Finch 2018 (E) Vice Chair
Dr Konstantinos Agathokleous 2016 (E) Financial Officer
Dr Cyrus Abbasian 2018 (E) Committee Member
Mr Owen Baily 2014 User/Carer Representative
Dr Prunwat Bijral 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Henrietta Bowden Jones 2014 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sally Braithwaite 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr David Bremner 2018 (C) Committee Member
Ms Jayne Brown 2016 Carers Representative
Mr Peter Burkinshaw 2007 (O) Committee Member
Dr Edward Day 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Jonathan Dewhurst 2018 (C) Committee Manager
Ms Diane Goslar 2007 User/Carer Representative
Dr William Gregg 2018 (C) Northern Ireland
Dr Deborah Judge 2017 (C) Committee Member
Dr Francis Keaney 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Matthew Kelleher 2018 (C) PTC Rep
Dr Ahmed Khan 2018 (C) Scotland
Dr Jane Marshall 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Annie McCloud 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Jan Melichar 2018 (E) Committee Member
Dr Donna Mullen 2018 (E) Committee Member
Ms Sara Muzira 2016 Carers Representative
Dr Aideen O'Kane 2017 (E) Committee Member
Dr Tony Rao 2016 (E) Committee Member
Dr Peter Rice 2016 (C) Committee Member
Dr Sarah Welch 2018 (E) Committee Member

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If you have any queries, please email us.

Our liaison group aims to ensure that the executive committee takes account of patients’ and carers’ views.

It meets three times a year in advance of executive committee meetings to discuss relevant aspects of their work.

It also undertakes projects of its own from time to time, for example podcasts about patient and carer experiences.

If you would like to contact us, please email us.
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