The Drug Addiction Research Institute (INID) was created through a mixed collaboration agreement with the General Directorate of Drug Dependence of the Valencian Government. The INID fundamentally addresses research, training, and the application of programs and resources by providing public and/or private entities from the area of the health and social sciences with technical services and advice about all the problems related to drug dependence and addictions in general.
Since its creation in 1997, INID has sustained intense activity. Some of its noteworthy actions include the development and/or coordination of more than 40 research projects; the organization and setting up of more than 30 training courses, benefitting hundreds of students; the design and implementation of more than 10 activities for international cooperation; and hosted 9 national meetings.
The INID approaches the problems of drug dependence and other addictions through three large blocks of research: prevention, assistance, and reinsertion, with the prevention of drugs and addictions being the priority line of research in all its aspects. It has many national and international publications and a drug prevention program (Barbacana), which is and has been applied in different autonomous communities and different countries. Institute members include 7 researchers from the UMH and 3 from other universities.
The INID research group is called “Analysis and psychological intervention in the prevention of health risk behaviors” (PREVENGO). This group has been consolidated at the UMH since 2011 with 16 national and international researchers participating in it.
The institute has published a biannual scientific journal since 2000, indexed in many databases, such as Scopus and Latindex: Health and Addictions/Salud y Drogas.