University of Pécs

Faculty of Humanities


Dr. Dániel Molnár, PhD.

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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research & Addiction Studies

tel: +36 72503600 / 23559 ext.

His primary research area of interest is drug policy. He has substantial experience in research and development in the for-profit sector.

Daniel Molnar has obtained his first Masters degree in Sociology at the University of Pecs. He received a postgraduate degree in Addiction Counselling at the Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest. He received his Doctoral degree in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (Political Studies Programme), University of Pécs.


Participation in research projects:

2016: Evaluation Research in the BÁZIS (BASE) Addiction Service.

2015: Evaluation Research in Residential Drug Rehabilitation programs. A project funded by the Ministry of Human Capacities. Leaders: Prof. Gábor Kelemen & Dr. Márta B. Erdős.

2014: Innovation in Florida's homeless services

2011: Drug problem Management in New Mexico, USA

2008: Addiction treatment systems in Kolozs County, Romania. A research supported by the Leonardo Programme.

2007-2011: Psychosocial transformations and the rhetoric of change in the 12-step Fellowships. A project funded by the National Scientific Research Fund. Leader: Dr. Gabor Kelemen.

2002-2003: Phare Network: Self-help and self-care in the context of recovery. (Project evaluation; open questionnaires and external observation)


Publications, conference papers & reviews in English:

Molnár D. Geniue concerns or cover stories? The "young" in the parliamentary speeches on illegal drug use. Nemzetközi Gyermek- és Tinédzseraddiktológiai Konferencia. Győr, 2015.04.20-2015.04.22.

Márta B. Erdős, Gábor Juhász, Dániel Molnár (2012). Active Citizenship in a Post-transitional Context. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Social Analyses, 2, 1. 57−78.

Kelemen, G., B Erdos, M., Csurke J., Brettner, Zs., Molnar, D. (2012) Dialogues for sobriety: Health Learning in the Context of Addictions – A Hungarian Model. Practice: Social Work in Action, 24: (1) 21-39.

Molnár D. (2011). Politicans on the drug phenomena between 2000-2009 in Hungary. In: B. Erdős M. et al. (szerk.): Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold Books 203-217.

Molnar, D., Erdos, M. B., Mucsi, G., Csurke, J., Brettner, Zs., Kelemen, G. (2011): Alternative recovery models: A sequential-transformative content analysis. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 147-166.

Erdos M. B., Madacsy J., Mucsi G., Molnar D., Csürke J., Mandi N., Kelemen G., Brettner Zs. (2011): The Power of 12-Step Fellowships and Anti-alcoholism Clubs in Hungary: A Comparative Qualitative Study. In: Erdos, M., B., Kelemen, G. Csurke, J. , Borst, J. (eds.) Reflective Recovery. Budapest: Oriold. 109-146.

Molnar, D., Erdos, M. B., Kelemen, G., J. Madacsy, G. Mucsi, N. Mandi, J. Csurke, Zs. Brettner (2010) Alternative cultures of recovery. Comparing Hungarian 12-Step Fellowship and Anti-alcoholism Club discourse. 8th Qualitative Research Conference, Bournemouth University (UK) 2010. September 6-8.

Molnár D. (2010) Political Ruptures in the Hungarian Interpretation of Drug Problem. Metszéspontok - Intersections. Nemzetközi Társadalomtudományi Konferencia. PTE BTK Szociológia Tanszék, MTA Pécsi Területi Bizottság. Pécs, 2010. november 9-10.

Borda V., Brettner Zs., Csürke J., Madácsy J., Molnár D. (2007) How do I teach that I don’t know? (workshop) XII. European Social Work Symposium: Changes and challenges in social work and social work education, Győr, Széchenyi István Egyetem, 2007, május 7-8.


The list of publications is available in the Hungarian Scientific Publications Database (MTMT):