Michael Gossop on his initial years in the drug field
Posted on 17-01-2011
Michael describes how in the early days the drug field was working in the dark – but says that in many ways we still are.


Michael Gossop

Prof. Institute of Psychiatry

Location: London

Professor Michael Gossop is a leading researcher at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London. For more than 30 years, he worked in the addiction treatment services at the Maudsley Hospital in London. His publications include more than 400 works. He has acted as Specialist Adviser on drug misuse to the House of Commons Select…

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