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Addictions Department Staff

Mr Garry Stillwell

Study Coordinator



Garry Stillwell has worked as a researcher in the field of drug and alcohol use and misuse for 17 years. In recent years his main research interests have included trends and patterns of illicit stimulant use, substance misuse by young people, and the development and evaluation of brief interventions.

Activities and Interests

Garry Stillwell is currently coordinating a trial of a brief intervention with young out of treatment users of cocaine

Stillwell, G.; Boys, A.; Marsden, J. (2005) Alcohol Use by Young People from Different Ethnic Groups: Consumption, Intoxication and Negative Consequences. Ethnicity and Health 9 (2) 171-188

Boys, A.; Marsden, J.; Stillwell, G.; Hatchings, K.; Griffiths, P.; Farrell, M. (2003) Minimizing respondent attrition in longitudinal research: Practical implications from a cohort study of adolescent drinking. Journal of Adolescence 26 (3) 363-373

Howells, C.; Allen, S.; Gupta, J.; Stillwell, G.; Marsden, J.; Farrell, M. (2002) Prison based detoxification for opioid dependence: a randomised double blind controlled trial of lofexidine and methadone. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 67 (2) 169 - 176

Best, D.; Gossop, M.; Man, L.-H.; Stillwell, G.; Coomber, R.; Strang, J. Peer overdose resuscitation: multiple intervention strategies and time to response by drug users who witness overdose Drug and Alcohol Review 21(3) 269-274

Man L-H. Best D. Gossop M. Stillwell G. Strang J. Relationship between prescribing and risk of opiate overdose among drug users in and out of maintenance treatment. European Addiction Research. 10(1)(pp 35-40), 2004.

Boys, A.; Marsden, J.; Griffiths, P.; Fountain, J.; Stillwell, G.; Strang, J. (1999) Substance use among young people: the relationship between perceived functions and intentions. Addiction 94 (7) 1043-1050

Boys, A.; Marsden, J.; Fountain, J.; Griffiths, P.; Stillwell, G.; Strang, J. (1999) What Influences Young People’s Use of Drugs? A qualitative study of decision-making. Drugs, Education, Prevention, and Policy 6 (3) 373-388

Stillwell, G.; Hunt, N.; Taylor, C.; Griffiths, P. The Modelling of Injecting Behaviour and Initiation into Injecting. Addiction Research 7 (5) 447-460

Hunt, N.; Griffiths, P.; Southwell, M.; Stillwell, G.; Strang, J. (1999) Preventing and curtailing injecting drug use: a review of opportunities for developing and delivering `route transition interventions’. Drug and Alcohol Review 18 (4) 441-452

Hunt, N.; Stillwell, G.; Taylor, C.; Griffiths, P. (1998) Evaluation of a Brief Intervention to Prevent Initiation into Injecting. Drugs, Education. Prevention and Policy. 5 (2) 185-194
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