In August Julie started her PhD studies enrolled at University of southern Denmark and is in the process of being enrolled at Ilisimatusarfik as well to do a joint degree. Her research project will evaluate the implementation and effects of the national treatment service for alcohol and other addictions, Allorfik. Allorfik was established in 2016 and has provided a whole new form of treatment service as well as more direct access to treatment for a large part of the population with treatment facilities in the 5 largest cities. Allorfik is based on best practice and evidence from western counties and not much is known or documented from indigenes or Inuit populations. Julie has engaged a local reference group for the project and will have two main studies. The first will use qualitative methods and investigate the implementation process of Allorfik: intentions, barriers and facilitators as well as how the service is suited for the local population. The second study will investigate the effects of the service before and after implementation using quantitative methods to measure changes in alcohol intake, wellbeing etc.
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