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Sheffield Hallam University is a provider of Continuing Professional Development to the education sector. In doing this we work in partnership with the LA to establish what is needed in the coming years and the best way to deliver those needs. The General Te...more

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Associate Professor of Addiction Studies

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Authority's Head of Research and Senior Lecturer On Addiction

Institute of Psychology


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PCAS GmbH


Chair

UK Recovery Academy


Associate Professor of Addiction Studies

Monash University


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Birmingham University


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Scottish Recovery Consortium


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British Criminological Society

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Criminology

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Psychology


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David Best is professor of criminology at Sheffield Hallam University.
His key areas of expertise are the relationship between drugs and crime, and desistance from offending and recovery from drug and alcohol problems. He has worked in academic research at Monash University in Australia, Strathclyde University in Glasgow, the Institute of Psychiatry in London, Birmingham University and the University of West of Scotland. He also worked in the Prime Minister's Unit.


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David Best
David Best is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. He has an under-graduate degree in psychology, a masters in criminology and a PhD in the psychology of addictions. He has authored three books on addiction recovery and [...] David Best is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. He has an under-graduate degree in psychology, a masters in criminology and a PhD in the psychology of addictions. He has authored three books on addiction recovery and has written more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and a number of book chapters and technical reports. He has worked in academic and policy research and his primary research interests are around recovery and desistance, social networks and recovery capital. David Best: Did 'Recovery' Fail As A Pre-figurative Community Movement? David Best delivers a presentation at the annual NDSAG conference in Bradford and asks Did 'Recovery' Fail As A Pre-figurative Community Movement? David Best Presentation David Best David Best


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Professor David Best BA Hons, MSc, PhD Professor and Head of Criminology David Best is a leading figure in the international research and policy movement around recovery from alcohol and drug problems. He is an experienced addictions and crime researcher and has published around 150 peer-reviewed papers, more than 50 policy and research reports and has authored three books on addiction recovery. David oversees the Criminology Subject Group within the department and contributes to the Masters in Applied Human Rights. He also co-chairs the Desistance and Recovery and Criminal Justice Expert clusters. SAVIC, Michael, BEST, David, MANNING, Victoria and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2017). MANNING, Victoria, GARFIELD, Joshua, BEST, David, BERENDS, Lynda, ROOM, Robin, MUGAVIN, Janette, LARNER, Andrew, LAM, Tina, BUYCX, Penny, ALLSOP, Steve and LUBMAN, Dan (2017). BATHISH, Ramez, BEST, David, SAVIC, Michael, BECKWITH, Melinda, MACKENZIE, Jock and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2017). MAWSON, E., BEST, David and LUBMAN, D.I. (2016). Associations between social identity diversity, compatibility, and recovery capital amongst young people in substance use treatment. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 4, 70-77. BARKER, S. Fiona, MANNING, Victoria, BEST, David W., SAVIC, Michael and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2016). PATERSON, Craig and BEST, David (2016). Policing vulnerability through building community connections. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 10 (2), 150-157. ALBRECHT, Bonnie, STAIGER, Petra K., BEST, David, HALL, Kate, NIELSEN, Suzanne, LUBMAN, Dan I. and MILLER, Peter (2016). HALL, Kate, STAIGER, Petra K., SIMPSON, Angela, BEST, David and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2016). ALBRECHT, Bonnie, STAIGER, Petra K., HALL, Kate, KAMBOUROPOULOS, Nicolas and BEST, David (2016). MITCHELL, Penelope F., KUTIN, Jozica J., DALEY, Kathryn, BEST, David and BRUUN, Andrew J. (2016). BEST, David and LUBMAN, Dan Ian (2016). ALBERTSON, Katherine, BEST, David, IRVING, James, MURPHY, Tony, BUCKINGHAM, Sarah, MORTON, Gavin, STEVENSON, Judy, CROWLEY, Michael, MAMA-RUDD, Adam and CHAGGAR, Alex (2016). Right Turn Veteran-Specific Recovery Service: 5 site evaluation pilot : Interim report. Project Report. Sheffield, Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Sheffield Hallam University. BARKER, S. Fiona, BEST, David, MANNING, Victoria, SAVIC, Michael, LUBMAN, Dan I. and RUSH, Brian (2016). MAWSON, E., BEST, D., BECKWITH, M., DINGLE, G. A. and LUBMAN, D. I. (2015). Social identity, social networks and recovery capital in emerging adulthood: a pilot study. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 10 (45), 1-11. ALBERTSON, Katherine, IRVING, James and BEST, David (2015). A Social Capital approach to assisting veterans through recovery and desistance transitions in civilian life. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 54 (4), 384-396. DINGLE, Genevieve A., STARK, Claire, CRUWYS, Tegan and BEST, David (2015). BEST, David and ASTON, Elizabeth (2015). Long term recovery from addiction : criminal justice involvement and positive criminology? In: RONEL, Natti and SEGEV, Dana, (eds.) Positive criminology. Routledge frontiers of criminal justice (23). Routledge, 177-193. BECKWITH, Melinda, BEST, David, DINGLE, Genevieve, PERRYMAN, Cassandra and LUBMAN, Dan (2015). SAVIC, Michael, BARKER, S. Fiona, BEST, David and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2014). ALBRECHT, B., STAIGER, P. K., HALL, K., MILLER, P., BEST, David and LUBMAN, D. I. (2014). Benzodiazepine use and aggressive behaviour : a systematic review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48 (12), 1096-1114. PILLAY, Irene, BEST, David and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2014). MACLEAN, S. J., KUTIN, J., BEST, David, BRUUN, A. and GREEN, R. (2014). STENTON, Jo-ann, BEST, David and ROBERTS, Bridget (2014). Social support, group involvement, and well-being among the family and friends of problem drinkers. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 9 (3), 199-221. BEST, David and SAVIC, Michael (2014). Substance abuse and offending : pathways to recovery. In: SHEEHAN, Rosemary and OGLOFF, James, (eds.) Working within the forensic paradigm : cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice. Routledge frontiers of criminal justice (22). Routledge, 259-271. BEST, David and SAVIC, Michael (2014). Substance abuse and offending : risk factors and addiction recovery. In: SHEEHAN, Rosemary and OGLOFF, James, (eds.) Working within the forensic paradigm : cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice. Routledge frontiers of criminal justice . Routledge. MUNRO, I., BEST, David and CRAFTI, N. (2014). Substance misuse and co-morbidity : prevalence, treatment and recovery. LANDALE, S. and BEST, David (2013). Dynamic shifts in social networks and normative values in recovery from an offending and drug using lifestyle. In: JOHNSON, C. Douglas, (ed.) Social Capital : Theory, Measurement and Outcomes. Social Issues, Justice and Status . Nova Science, 219-235. SAVIC, Michael, BEST, David, RODDA, Simone and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2013). LLOYD, B., BARRATT, M. J., FERRIS, J., BEST, David and LUBMAN, D. I. (2013). Factors influencing mortality among alcohol and drug treatment clients in Victoria, Australia : the role of demographic and substance use characteristics. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47 (9), 859-867. BEST, David, LOUDON, L., POWELL, D., GROSHKOVA, T. and WHITE, W. (2013). Identifying and recruiting recovery champions : exploratory action research in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 8 (3), 169-184. VAN MELICK, Marleen, MCCARTNEY, David and BEST, David (2013). WILSON, Ann S, BEST, David, SAVIC, Michael and LUBMAN, Dan I (2013). Online screening for alcohol and other drug problems : an acceptable method for accessing help. Medical Journal of Australia, 199 (3), p. 170. SAVIC, Michael, BEST, David, BERENDS, Lynda and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2013). HEILBRONN, C., GAO, C. X., LLOYD, B., SMITH, K., BEST, David and LUBMAN, D. I. (2013). Trends in amphetaminerelated harms in Victoria. Medical Journal of Australia, 199 (6), p. 395. GROSHKOVA, T., BEST, David and WHITE, W. (2013). The assessment of recovery capital : properties and psychometrics of a measure of addiction recovery strengths. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32 (2), 187-194. BEST, David, SAVIC, M., BECKWITH, M., HONOR, S., KARPUSHEFF, J. and LUBMAN, D. I. (2013). The role of abstinence and activity in the quality of life of drug users engaged in treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45 (3), 273-279. ROTH, Jeffrey D. and BEST, David, eds. (2012). MANNING, V., BEST, David, FAULKNER, N., TITHERINGTON, E., MORINAN, A., KEANEY, F., GOSSOP, M. and STRANG, J. (2012). Does active referral by a doctor or 12-Step peer improve 12-Step meeting attendance? : results from a pilot randomised control trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 126 (1-2), 131-137. MCAULEY, Andrew, BEST, David, TAYLOR, Avril, HUNTER, Carole and ROBERTSON, Roy (2012). BEST, David and LUBMAN, D. I. (2012). The emergence of a recovery movement for alcohol and drug dependence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 (6), p. 586. MCAULEY, Andrew and BEST, David (2012). BEST, David and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2012). HIBBERT, L. J. and BEST, David (2011). Assessing recovery and functioning in former problem drinkers at different stages of their recovery journeys. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 (1), 12-20. KING, R. and BEST, David (2011). Cognitive functioning and cognitive style among drug users in maintenance substitution treatment. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 18 (2), 132-139. BEST, David and BALL, G. (2011). Recovery and public policy : driving the strategy by raising political awareness. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 6 (1-2), 7-19. BEST, David, GOW, J., TAYLOR, A., KNOX, A. and WHITE, W. (2011). Recovery from heroin or alcohol dependence : a qualitative account of the recovery experience in Glasgow. Journal of Drug Issues, 41 (3), 359-378. GROSHKOVA, T., BEST, David and WHITE, W. (2011). Recovery group participation scale (RGPS) : factor structure in alcohol and heroin recovery populations. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 6 (1-2), 76-92. BEST, David, GROSHKOVA, T., SADLER, J., DAY, E. and WHITE, W. L. (2011). What is recovery? : functioning and recovery stories of self-identified people in recovery in a services user group and their peer networks in Birmingham England. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 29 (3), 293-313. GROSHKOVA, T. and BEST, David (2011). The evolution of a UK evidence base for substance misuse recovery. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 6 (1-2), 20-37. BEST, David and DAY, E. (2010). Applied research methods. GASTON, R. S. L., BEST, David, DAY, E. and WHITE, W. (2010). Perceptions of 12-step interventions among UK substance-misuse patients attending residential inpatient treatment in a UK treatment setting. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 5 (3), 306-323. BEST, David, BAMBER, S., BATTERSBY, A., GILMAN, M., GROSHKOVA, T., HONOR, S., MCCARTNEY, D., YATES, R. and WHITE, W. (2010). Recovery and straw men : an analysis of the objections raised to the transition to a recovery model in UK addiction services. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 5 (3), 264-288. MAYET, Soraya, MANNING, Victoria, SHERIDAN, Janie, BEST, David and STRANG, John (2010). The virtual disappearance of injectable opioids for heroin addiction under the 'British System'. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (5), 496-506. SMITH, A. C., BEST, David and DAY, E. (2009). Assessing non-injecting heroin use in Birmingham, UK : a comparison of characteristics and reasons for non-injecting in samples of never-injected and formerly-injecting heroin users in contact with adult drug treatment. Journal of Drug Issues, 39 (3), 477-493. GASTON, R. L., BEST, David, MANNING, V. and DAY, E. (2009). MANNING, V., BETTERIDGE, S., WANIGARATNE, S., BEST, David, STRANG, J. and GOSSOP, M. (2009). Cognitive impairment in dual diagnosis inpatients with schizophrenia and alcohol use disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 114 (1-3), 98-104. PACKER, G., BEST, David, DAY, E. and WOOD, K. (2009). Criminal thinking and self-control among drug users in court mandated treatment. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 9 (1), 93-110. MANNING, Victoria, BEST, David, FAULKNER, Nathan and TITHERINGTON, Emily (2009). New estimates of the number of children living with substance misusing parents: results from UK national household surveys. BMC Public Health, 9. DAY, E., BEST, David, SWEETING, R., RUSSELL, R., WEBB, K., GEORGIOU, G. and NEUBERGER, J. (2009). Predictors of psychological morbidity in liver transplant assessment candidates : is alcohol abuse or dependence a factor? Transplant International, 22 (6), 606-614. SIMPSON, Dwayne, ROWAN-SZAL, Grace A., JOE, George W., BEST, David, DAY, Ed and CAMPBELL, Angela (2009). GREAVES, A., BEST, David, DAY, E. and FOSTER, A. (2009). MANNING, V., WANIGARATNE, S., BEST, David, HILL, R. G., REED, L. J., BALL, D., MARSHALL, J., GOSSOP, M. and STRANG, J. (2008). Changes in neuropsychological functioning during alcohol detoxification. European Addiction Research, 14 (4), 226-233. DAY, E., BEST, David, COPELLO, A., YOUNG, H., KHOOSAL, N. and MODERN, N. (2008). Characteristics of drug-using patients and treatment provided in primary and secondary settings. Journal of Substance Use, 13 (1), 27-35. DAY, E., BEST, David, SWEETING, R., RUSSELL, R., WEBB, K., GEORGIOU, G. and NEUBERGER, J. (2008). Detecting lifetime alcohol problems in individuals referred for liver transplantation for nonalcoholic liver failure. Liver Transplantation, 14 (11), 1609-1613. MANNING, Victoria, STRATHDEE, Geraldine, BEST, David, KEANEY, Francis, BHUI, Kamuldeep and GOSSOP, Michael (2008). Differences in mental health, substance use, and other problems among dual diagnosis patients attending psychiatric or substance misuse treatment services. Mental Health and Substance Use, 1 (1), 54-63. DAY, E., BEST, David, CANTILLANO, V., GASTON, R. L., NAMBAMALI, A. and KEANEY, F. (2008). Measuring the use and career histories of drug users in treatment : reliability of the Lifetime Drug Use History (LDUH) and its data yield relative to clinical case notes. Drug and Alcohol Review, 27 (2), 171-177. STRANG, John, MANNING, Victoria, MAYET, Soraya, BEST, David, TITHERINGTON, Emily, SANTANA, Laura, OFFOR, Elizabeth and SEMMLER, Claudia (2008). Overdose training and take-home naloxone for opiate users : prospective cohort study of impact on knowledge and attitudes and subsequent management of overdoses. Addiction, 103 (10), 1648-1657. BEST, David, DAY, E., HOMAYOUN, S., LENTON, H., MOVERLEY, R. and OPENSHAW, M. (2008). Treatment retention in the Drug Intervention Programme : do primary drug users fare better than primary offenders? Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 15 (2), 201-209. MEIER, Petra, BEST, David and DAY, Ed (2007). CAMPBELL, A. and BEST, David (2007). Diminishing returns : what is the role of the methadone reduction prescription in English drug treatment services? Journal of Substance Use, 12 (3), 145-149. STRANG, John, MANNING, Victoria, MAYET, Soraya, RIDGE, Gayle, BEST, David and SHERIDAN, Janie (2007). Does prescribing for opiate addiction change after national guidelines? : methadone and buprenorphine prescribing to opiate addicts by general practitioners and hospital doctors in England, 1995-2005. Addiction, 102 (5), 761-770. DAY, E. D., BEST, David, GEORGE, S. and COPELLO, A. (2007). MCCAMBRIDGE, J., GOSSOP, M., BESWICK, T., BEST, David, BEARN, J., REES, S. and STRANG, J. (2007). In-patient detoxification procedures, treatment retention, and post-treatment opiate use : comparison of lofexidine+naloxone, lofexidine+placebo, and methadone. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88 (1), 91-95. DAY, E. and BEST, David (2007). Natural history of substance-related problems. Psychiatry, 6 (1), 12-15. BEST, David, MANNING, V. and STRANG, J. (2007). Retrospective recall of heroin initiation and the impact on peer networks. Addiction Research and Theory, 15 (4), 397-410. MANNING, V., WANIGARATNE, S., BEST, David, STRATHDEE, G., SCHROVER, I. and GOSSOP, M. (2007). Screening for cognitive functioning in psychiatric outpatients with schizophrenia, alcohol dependence, and dual diagnosis. Schizophrenia Research, 91 (1-3), 151-158. DAY, E., BEST, David, ISON, J., KEANEY, F., STRANG, J. and BUNTWAL, N. (2006). Do psychiatrists make a difference? : impact of levels of medical input to the range of treatment provided in in-patient drug detoxification services. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 13 (6), 577-585. STRANG, J., KELLEHER, M., BEST, David, MAYET, S. and MANNING, V. (2006). Emergency naloxone for heroin overdose. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 333 (7569), 614-615. MEIER, Petra and BEST, David (2006). HAVIS, Siobhan, BEST, David and CARTER, Jane (2005). Concealment of drugs by police detainees : lessons learned from adverse incidents and from 'routine' clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, 12 (5), 237-241. STRATHDEE, Geraldine, MANNING, Victoria, BEST, David, KEANEY, Francis, BHUI, Kam, WITTON, John, WALL, Sharon, MCGILLVRAY, Lauren, MARSDEN, John, JOHNSON, Fiona, PIEK, Chantal and WILSON-JONES, Charlotte (2005). Dual diagnosis in a Primary Care Group (PCG) (100,000 population locality): a step-by-step epidemiological needs assessment and design of a training and service response model. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 12 (s1), 119-123. PETERSEN, Trudi and BEST, David (2005). Overdose : prevalence, predictors and prevention. STRANG, John, BEST, David, RIDGE, Gayle, GOSSOP, Michael and FARRELL, Michael (2005). Randomised clinical trial of the effects of time on a waiting list on clinical outcomes in opiate addicts awaiting outpatient treatment. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 12 (s1), 115-118. O'GARA, Colin, KEANEY, Francis, BEST, David, HARRIS, Jennifer, BOYS, Annabel, LEONARD, Feargal, KELLEHER, Michael and STRANG, John (2005). Substance misuse training among psychiatric doctors, psychiatric nurses, medical students and nursing students in a South London psychiatric teaching hospital. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 12 (4), 327-336. BEST, David and EVES, K. (2005). MAN, L. H., BEST, David, GOSSOP, M., STILLWELL, G. and STRANG, J. (2004). Relationship between prescribing and risk of opiate overdose among drug users in and out of maintenance treatment. European Addiction Research, 10 (1), 35-40. BEST, David, HERNANDO, R., GOSSOP, M., SIDWELL, C. and STRANG, J. (2003). Getting by with a little help from your friends : the impact of peer networks on criminality in a cohort of treatment-seeking drug users. Addictive Behaviors, 28 (3), 597-603. GOSSOP, M., HARRIS, J., BEST, David, MAN, L. H., MANNING, V., MARSHALL, J. and STRANG, J. (2003). Is attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after inpatient treatment related to improved outcomes? : a 6-month follow-up study. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 38 (5), 421-426. STRANG, J., MCCAMBRIDGE, J., BEST, David, BESWICK, T., BEARN, J., REES, S. and GOSSOP, M. (2003). Loss of tolerance and overdose mortality after inpatient opiate detoxification : follow up study. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 326 (7396), 959-960. BESWICK, T., BEST, David, REES, S., BEARN, J., GOSSOP, M. and STRANG, J. (2003). Major disruptions of sleep during treatment of the opiate withdrawal syndrome : differences between methadone and lofexidine detoxification treatments. Addiction Biology, 8 (1), 49-57. HARRIS, J., BEST, David, GOSSOP, M., MARSHALL, J., MAN, L. H., MANNING, V. and STRANG, J. (2003). Prior Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) affiliation and the acceptability of the twelve steps to patients entering UK statutory addiction treatment. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 64 (2), 257-261. BESWICK, T., BEST, David, BEARN, J., GOSSOP, M., REES, S. and STRANG, J. (2003). The effectiveness of combined naloxone/lofexidine in opiate detoxification : results from a double-blind randomized and placebo-controlled trial. American Journal on Addictions, 12 (4), 295-305. MANNING, V. C., STRATHDEE, G., BEST, David, KEANEY, F., MCGILLIVRAY, L. and WITTON, J. (2002). Dual diagnosis screening : preliminary findings on the comparison of 50 clients attending community mental health services and 50 clients attending community substance misuse services. Journal of Substance Use, 7 (4), 221-228. BEST, David, NOBLE, A., MAN, L. H., GOSSOP, M., FINCH, E. and STRANG, J. (2002). Factors surrounding long-term benzodiazepine prescribing in methadone maintenance clients. Journal of Substance Use, 7 (3), 175-179. BESWICK, T., BEST, David, BEARN, J., REES, S., GOSSOP, M., COOMBER, R. and STRANG, J. (2002). From salt injection to naloxone : accuracy and myths in peer resuscitation methods for opiate overdose. Journal of Drug Issues, 32 (4), 1103-1114. BEST, David, GOSSOP, M., MAN, L. H., STILLWELL, G., COOMBER, R. and STRANG, J. (2002). Peer overdose resuscitation : multiple intervention strategies and time to response by drug users who witness overdose. Drug and Alcohol Review, 21 (3), 269-274. MARTÍNEZ-RAGA, José, KEANEY, Francis, MARSHALL, E. Jane, BALL, David, BEST, David and STRANG, John (2002). Positive or negative history of childhood sexual abuse among problem drinkers : relationship to substance use disorders and psychiatric co-morbidity. Journal of Substance Use, 7 (1), 34-40. MAN, L. H., BEST, David, GOSSOP, M., NOBLE, A. and STRANG, J. (2002). Risk of overdose : do those who witness most overdoses also experience most overdoses? Journal of Substance Use, 7 (3), 136-140. NOBLE, Alison, BEST, David, MAN, Lan-Ho, GOSSOP, Michael and STRANG, John (2002). Self-detoxification attempts among methadone maintenance patients. Addictive Behaviors, 27 (4), 575-584. STRANG, John, KEANEY, Francis, BUTTERWORTH, Gihan, NOBLE, Alison and BEST, David (2001). Different forms of heroin and their relationship to cook-up techniques : data on, and explanation of, use of lemon juice and other acids. Substance Use and Misuse, 36 (5), 573-588. MANNING, V., BEST, David, RAWAF, S., ROWLEY, J., FLOYD, K. and STRANG, J. (2001). Drug use in adolescence : the relationship between opportunity, initial use and continuation of use of four illicit drugs in a cohort of 14-16-year-olds in South London. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 8 (4), 396-405. BEST, David, RAWAF, S., ROWLEY, J., FLOYD, K., MANNING, V. and STRANG, J. (2001). Ethnic and gender differences in drinking and smoking among London adolescents. Ethnicity and Health, 6 (1), 51-57. MARTÍNEZ-RAGA, José, MARSHALL, E. Jane, KEANEY, Francis, BEST, David, BALL, David and STRANG, John (2001). Hepatitis B and C in alcohol-dependent patients admitted to a UK alcohol inpatient treatment unit. Addiction Biology, 6 (4), 363-372. BESWICK, T., BEST, David, REES, S., COOMBER, R., GOSSOP, M. and STRANG, J. (2001). Multiple drug use : patterns and practices of heroin and crack use in a population of opiate addicts in treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review, 20 (2), 201-204. HARRIS, J., BEST, David, MAN, L. H., WELCH, S., GOSSOP, M. and STRANG, J. (2000). Changes in cigarette smoking among alcohol and drug misusers during inpatient detoxification. Addiction Biology, 5 (4), 443-450. NOBLE, A., BEST, David, FINCH, E., GODDOP, M., SIDWELL, C. and STRANG, J. (2000). Injecting risk behaviour and year of first injection as predictors of hepatitis B and C status among methadone maintenance patients in south London. Journal of Substance Use, 5 (2), 131-135. NOBLE, A., BEST, David, SIDWELL, C. and STRANG, J. (2000). Is an arcade-style computer game an effective medium for providing drug education to schoolchildren? Education for Health, 13 (3), 404-406. STRANG, John, BEST, David, MAN, Lan-Ho, NOBLE, Alison and GOSSOP, Michael (2000). Peer-initiated overdose resuscitation : fellow drug users could be mobilised to implement resuscitation. International Journal of Drug Policy, 11 (6), 437-445. MIDGLEY, S. J., HEATHER, N., BEST, David, HENDERSON, D., MCCARTHY, S. and DAVIES, J. B. (2000). Risk behaviours for HIV and hepatitis infection among anabolic-androgenic steroid users. AIDS Care, 12 (2), 163-170. SIDWELL, C., BEST, David and STRANG, J. (1999). Cost of drug use and criminal involvement before and during methadone treatment. Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, 6 (4), 224-227. LOVELL, S., SHERIDAN, J., HARRIS, J., BEST, David and STRANG, J. (1999). Methadone maintenance clients and the acceptability of supervised consumption of methadone. Journal of Substance Use, 4 (2), 92-97. STRANG, John, POWIS, Beverly, BEST, David, VINGOE, Louisa, GRIFFITHS, Paul, TAYLOR, Colin, WELCH, Sarah and GOSSOP, Michael (1999). Preventing opiate overdose fatalities with take-home naloxone : pre-launch study of possible impact and acceptability. Addiction, 94 (2), 199-204. MARSDEN, J, GOSSOP, M., STEWART, D., BEST, David, FARRELL, M., LEHMANN, P., EDWARDS, C and STRANG, J. (1998). The Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP): a brief instrument for assessing treatment outcome. Addiction, 93 (12), 1857-1867. O'CONNOR, Louise, BEST, David, BEST, Rachel and ROWLEY, Jenny (1998). Missed opportunities : drugs and drugs education. Early Child Development and Care, 141 (1), 73-109. BEST, David and BARRIE, A. (1997). Impact of illicit substance activity on young people. Journal of Substance Misuse, 2 (4), 197-202. GOSSOP, M., BEST, David, MARSDEN, J. and STRANG, J. (1997). Test-retest reliability of the Severity of Dependence Scale [1]. Addiction, 92 (3), p. 353. David is co-chair of the Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Group; founder and co-chair of Recovery Academy Australia. David is a member of the Departmental Leadership Team in DLC and of the Research and Innovation Committee within the Faculty of Development and Society. Media Professor David Best's key areas of expertise are the relationship between drugs and crime, and the area of desistance from offending and recovery from drug and alcohol problems. He also has considerable expertise around deaths in police custody. He has worked in academic research at Monash University in Australia, Strathclyde University in Glasgow, the Institute of Psychiatry in London, Birmingham University and the University of the West of Scotland. He has also worked in policy research at the Police Complaints Authority, the National Treatment Agency and the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit.


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