PriSUD is a large, ongoing research project aiming to improve the health of persons with substance use disorders in prison. The project has two main parts: PriSUD-Norway and PriSUD-Nordic, in addition to several smaller, related projects in collaboration with other Norwegian and international partners. PriSUD was established in 2019 and is lead by dr. Anne Bukten. The project has two full time employees: post.doc Marianne Riksheim Stavseth and PhD-candidate Nicoline Lokdam. In addition, the project enjoys valueable input from an interdisciplinary research group.
PriSUD-Norway is financed by the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (HSØ) and has its focus on persons in Norwegian prisons. PriSUD-Nordic is financed by the Norwegian Research Counsel (NFR) and focuses on research questions across the Nordic countries Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The project as a whole is a collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Addiction research (SERAF) at the University of Oslo.