Centre for Addiction Research

Our mission is to undertake world-leading research to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific and beyond through the generation of robust evidence to inform practice and policy around the understanding, prevention, and treatment of addiction.

Our research

The Centre for Addiction Research (CFAR) brings together the most diverse group of addiction researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Members are dedicated to working together to explore the causes, patterns and impact of addictive consumptions, as well as ways of reducing associated harms, and identifying and evaluating interventions through exploration of the effects of dangerous consumptions on the individual, communities and society. This integration across disciplines and addictive consumption areas provides a depth of insight that is unique within Aotearoa NZ and internationally.

CFAR aims to undertake research that is impactful, research that makes a difference and contributes towards creating a healthier, fairer and more equitable society. This involves producing evidence that can inform national and international policy and practice, including examining the dangerous consumption industry and how it influences policy and society. The Centre is committed to disseminating research findings within and beyond the academic community to inform policy, practice and debate around the prevention and treatment of addiction. Additionally, through teaching and supervision, we aim to continue to build an effective workforce in the addictions field, one that is informed, knowledgeable, ethical, and compassionate.

The Centre is based on a set of values that guide how we work, namely equity, diversity of thinking, integrity, respect, collaboration and ethical relationships. Such values underlie all we do and provide the platform for the valuable and innovative research we undertake.

How can you get involved?

The Centre holds regular seminars and research meetings where researchers and/or visitors present on current projects. Students and visitors are especially welcomed to these meetings. 

We are always open to seeking partnerships and engaging in collaboration with the aim of improving health and well-being outcomes for all.

If you have an idea for collaboration and want to discuss further, please email cfar@auckland.ac.nz.

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