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About the National Addiction Centre

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The National Addiction Centre (NAC) is active in teaching, research, and sector leadership activities.

We provide both undergraduate and postgraduate addiction training.

Our undergraduate teaching is delivered to medical students based at the Christchurch campus of the Otago Medical School.

Our postgraduate papers and qualifications are all distance taught and so are available to students throughout New Zealand. Our postgraduate students tend to be working in addictions, mental health and related roles.

NAC research activities have included projects covering a wide range of substance addictions as well as compulsive overeating and problem gambling, and the presence of co-existing mental health problems. Research projects often involve students completing Master's or Doctoral degrees.

NAC academic staff play an active role in the wider addiction and mental health sectors contributing to a range of organizations and initiatives.