Building on Contemporary Drug Problems' three previous conferences, which have opened up questions of how drugs are problematised; how the complexity of drug use might be attended to and managed; and how drug use might be understood as event, assemblage or phenomenon, the Contemporary Drug Problems Journal now seek submissions for presentations that critically explore and debate the issues posed when we approach science, policy, treatment, law and other practices as constituting the realities they seek to address. 

Research from those working in anthropology, cultural studies, epidemiology, history, public policy, sociology and related disciplines will be welcome. Also encouraged is the innovative use of methods, concepts and theoretical tools, including but not limited to those associated with the ontological turn.

The program will feature a mix of plenary presentations and concurrent streams. Presentations will run for 20 minutes to be followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words to by 1 March, 2017.

The conference will run over three days, from 23-25 August, 2017 at Paasitorni in Helsinki, Finland.

For more information, please read the full brochure below.

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