My name is Christien Loth, member of the Board of IntNSA Holland. Managing director of my own Mental Health and Addictions Nursing Service ‘LOTH Verpleegkunde’ (Nursing Consultancy) in the eastern parts of Holland. In 2009 I earned my PhD by doing an action research project in outpatient methadone maintenance clinics. Since 2012 working as an addictions specialist nurse (MANP) in a mental health care facility ‘Maatschap P&P Consult’ in Apeldoorn in DD treatment. In a GP office, in cooperation with two general practitioners in Winterswijk I am responsible for the treatment of patients with all sorts of addictions like eating disorders, alcohol abuse, benzodiazepines, etc.
In Utrecht at the School for Nursing Studies (GGZVS) I am responsible for the lectures in addictions and addiction treatment for MANP students. Besides that I train students in doing research. In Apeldoorn I perform research and innovations in daily practice (f.e. ADHD, eating disorders and circadian sleeping problems).