Robert Cohen

Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist


Dr Robert Cohen has been a Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist since 1995, and currently works for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in the iAccess service in Guildford. He is a regular contributor to the SSA Annual Symposium and has previously submitted contributions on the subjects of doses in OST, inpatient alcohol detoxification, compulsory treatment through the criminal justice system, hair testing for alcohol, breathalyser testing in alcohol dependent and alcohol using opiate patients, respiratory difficulties in opiate users, successful discharges from opiate substitution therapy and patterns of progress through opiate substitution therapy. He advanced an updated view of what addiction is at the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists Annual Conference in 2013. His presentations arise out of his clinical work; this year he examines what proportion of people entering OST stabilise and come off methadone and what other patterns new starters show.