Studies in the pipeline

Aims at assessing the usefulness of training for healthcare providers for early diagnosis of substance use in health centres in Abu Dhabi in addition to assessing the outcome of early detection of drug use training in Abu Dhabi health centres.

The aim of this study is to determine and single out the genes related to contracting addiction from samples taken from addicted male Emirati individuals and compare them to other samples of healthy ones. In addition, the study also aims at helping improve the treatment plans on the basis of DNA data of addiction patients.

This study aims to enhance the outcome of opiates’ (heroin and related substances such as tramadol) addiction compensatory treatment through the use of the new suboxone. This is attained through the adoption of a fresh treatment method which involves an innovative lab procedure developed within the study requirement to measure the extent of patient’s commitment to treatment and the compatibility of the treatment on the basis of the diagnosis outcome.

This will contribute to the commitment to treatment and improve its outcome such as sustained abstinence from drug use, recovery from co-occurring psychiatric disorders and improvement on the social side. The study targets formulating a mechanism which enable setting up treatment doses on the basis of a pool of clinical characteristics and others hereditary in order to achieve a personalized treatment for each patient. This study takes into consideration the treatment factors of efficiency and economic viability of interventions and follows up mechanisms put forward in the study.

This study aims to lift the lid on the scope of tobacco, drug and substance use prevalence amongst university students and to determine types of use of tobacco products, drugs and substances. It also aims at putting forward recommendation for prevention programmes related to the dangers of tobacco, drugs and substances amongst university students.

The aim is to review all published studies in order to:


  • Provide ratios of prevalence of non-medical use of tramadol
  • Provide a description of types on non-medical use of tramadol
  • Determine the social characteristics (such as age, sex, level of education and employment) of tramadol users
  • Determine the risk factors and motives behind non-medical use of tramadol

A protocol of this study has been prepared and approved for publication in: York for review and dissemination

The study will attempt to assess ratio of relapse and recovery within one year and carry out a verification of the validity of patient’s recovery benchmark developed by the NRC.

To determine the particularities and characteristics of children and adolescents addicted to drug taking and their prevention, treatment and rehabilitation-related needs.