AESED is a scientific association that was founded in 1987 in the sphere of alcoholism and other drug addictions with the name of Drogalcohol, later changed to the "Asociación Española de Estudio en Drogodependencias" in 2000. Since it was set up, different institutions and professionals have all been cooperating to further the association's objectives, giving institutional and economic backing for different projects to be undertaken.
AESED was created to provide continuity for the scientific exchange work that the Revista Española de Drogodependencias has been providing since 1976 for professionals in the field of addictions (educators, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacologists, social workers and others).
This is a non-profit-making scientific association made up of professionals from different disciplines and academic qualifications in the field of addictions, mental health, education and other social-healthcare fields connected with this. It is a nationwide concern and in 2004 was declared an 'association of public utility'.
The Asociación Española de Estudio en Drogodependencias (AESED) works all over Spain and its members include different professions involved in the field of addictions.
The Board of Directors is made up of the following persons:
President: Leonor Cano Pérez
Vice-president: Francisco Verdú i Asensi
Treasurer: Enrique Cano Pérez
Secretary: Inmaculada Ferris Gamón
Member: Josefina Alventosa del Río
Member: Francisca Sayas Martínez
Member: María Dolores Ferrer Castelló
The following are some of the main purposes of the AESED:
- Study, information, training, dissemination and research into prevention, treatment and insertion as regards alcoholism and other addictions and mental health, and also assessment and scientific support.
- Creating, editing, supervising, disseminating and publishing specific general and scientific material with social-healthcare interest.
- Participation and cooperation with public and private institutions by developing preventive materials and scientific projects.
- Transferring scientific progress to its members and to other professionals, by means of conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses in the different aspects involved in prevention and treatment of addictions.
- The publication of the Revista Española de Drogodependencias since 1976, this being the first journal originally specialising in alcoholism and drug addictions and later on extending to other addictions. This is the official organ of the Association.