The Sino-Danish Addiction Unit (SDAU) was established in the spring of 2017 and initially consisted of students and researchers from the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC), all of whom has a common interest in understanding the specific mechanisms involved in and elicited by addiction. Addiction has a major impact not only on the involved party, but usually also their surrounding environment such as family and friends. In addition, the addict often elicits in behaviour which has a range of negative societal consequences. The group is particularly focused in understanding similarities as well as differences across addiction (e.g. behavioural vs substance related addictions).