CPAD - Centro de Pesquisa em Álcool e Drogas
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The Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, CPAD, is since 2002 located inside the Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre (HCPA), Brazil, and is connected with the Department of Psychiatry of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. It was funded with grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Under the coordination of Professor Flavio Pechansky, the center aims at stimulating the knowledge of research methodology, developing projects to disseminate solid evidence about drug abuse and addictive behaviors in Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil. Members of this multidisciplinary group are psychiatrists, psychologists, doctoral and masters students, undergraduate students as trainees, as well as research assistants and consultants of international prestige.

CPAD is one of the five research offices of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies of the Universidade of Delaware, being its research partner since 1994.


Book: Alcohol and Other Drugs Use in Brazilian Traffic - and Other Studies PDF Print E-mail

Click here to download the book containing the results of the project entitled "Study of the Impact of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use in Brazilian Traffic", launched in Brasilia - Brazil, March 2010.

Born of a common interest of the Center for Studies in Research on Alcohol and Traffic from HCPA/UFRGS and the National Policy on Drugs of the Institutional Security Cabinet of the Presidency (SENAD/GSIPR), the book - in an unprecedented manner - displays information about the extent and pattern of alcohol and other drug use by  brazilian drivers. It also pictures the impact of  substance consumption on the amount and severity of traffic accidents, as well as produces an estimate of both social and economic costs related to the problem in Brazil.

Mapping institutions of alcohol and other drugs dependence care PDF Print E-mail

Click here in order to locate institutions for treatment of alcohol and other drugs  use in Brazil.

This is an ongoing project in which institutions distributed among 60 municipalities in Bahia, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo, Gioânia, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul
are currently being mapped.