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John-Kåre Vederhus

Associate Professor

Vederhus works at the Addiction Unit, Sørlandet Hospital, Norway and have 20+ years of clinical practice in the SUD treatment field. His thesis described a Twelve step facilitation study on the local detoxification ward. He is involved in several research project closely related to the clinical practice at the hospital, e.g., drop-out from SUD treatment, quality of life studies, alcohol use assessment on medical wards, co-dependency and SUD treatment outcome research.

Research interests



  • Validation of a revised measure of codepency into Norwegian
    Goal: A revised instrument; the Composite Codepency Scale, a 19-item measure designed to assess codependent traits wil be validated for use in the Norwegian addiction treatment field (Marks et al. Development and validation of a revised measure of codepencey. Aust Jour of Psychology, 2012; 64: 119 - 127). Data will be collected among close relatives of patients with a substance use disorder (SUD) enrolled in a psychoeducation program at the Addiction Unit, Sørlandet Hospital, Kristiansand, Norway. These data will be compared with an online data collection among the general public.

  • QEEG and Neurofeedback in in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Karin Berle Gabrielsen & John-Kåre Vederhus
    Goal: Assess the use of infralow neurofeedback in the treatment of addiction in an out-patient setting.

  • A qualitative study about Narcotics Anonymous (NA). John-Kåre Vederhus & Magnhild Høie
    Goal: 1. How is the Higher Power concept understood in NA
    Goal: 2. Reasons for disengagement

Selected publications

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