EUFAS was founded to promote education and the attainment of the highest level of scientific knowledge and understanding in the field of addiction through cooperation in Europe.
The Federation engages in networked scientific activity, such as the EUFAS surveys which draw on the expertise of the member societies to address key research questions of relevance to the understanding and management of addictive behaviours and problems:
- EUFAS Survey 2015: medications for alcohol use problems – this web-based survey gathered data from member societies in 21 countries on the use of different medications to foster abstinence and/or reduce alcohol intake. The results of the survey were presented at the EUFAS General Assembly in Dundee.
- EUFAS Survey 2017: Cannabis – an online survey will be carried out in the first half of 2017 on national level legislation, guidelines and research into cannabis use, problems and treatment. The findings will be presented at the EUFAS general meeting in Lisbon.
- Future EUFAS surveys on substance use treatment guidelines and addiction society activities and priorities are planned.