Dr. Gual specializes in Psychiatry. He has more than 30 years of experience in the profession, being expert in alcoholism and other addictions. Throughout its trajectory it has developed an important research work national and international. He is the introducer of motivational interview techniques in Spain, which are the most effective way to treat addictions. He is also the lead investigator in most clinical trials of new drugs for alcoholism. On the other hand, it has co-ordinated multiple European Union research projects on the impact of addictions on public health and has published more than 200 scientific papers in indexed international journals. His research has led him to hold various positions in scientific societies. He is currently President of EUFAS (European Federation of Addiction Sciences), vice president of INEBRIA (International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol), President of GETEM (Spanish Working Group on Motivational Interview) and former president of Socidrogalcohol (Sociedad Ciientifica Española para el Study of Addictions). He is co-director of the Bonanova Center for Psychiatry and Psychology and is the head of the Addictive Behavior Unit of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. He is also a researcher at IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona and member of the network of addictive disorders of the Carlos III Institute.
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