Dr Alfred Balston

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow


I am an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. I am particularly interested in the toxicology of “party” drugs and how to best support people who use them during unplanned hospital admissions, as well as how to facilitate safe outpatient detoxification from less commonly used drugs such as GBL. I hope to investigate a more specific way to measure and monitor GBL withdrawal (as the CIWA-Ar score does for alcohol withdrawal).