2023 National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Policy in Nigeria


2023 National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Policy in Nigeria

29 August 2023
Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA)

The Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA) hereby announces the 6th National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Control Policy in Nigeria.

The major theme of the 2023 National Symposium is:

Community-based approaches to substance use interventions: Best practices and innovative programmes

Sub-themes addressing supply, demand and responses to problems include the following:

  • Community epidemiology of drug/alcohol use and substance use disorders
  • Illicit supply and drug markets
  • Availability and use of new and indigenous substances
  • Social and cultural factors in drug supply and demand
  • Behavioural addictions: gambling, gaming, eating disorders and internet addiction
  • Community factors in the prevention of drug and alcohol use
  • Treatment of substance use disorders and harm reduction in the community
  • Women and substance use
  • Managing illicit drug problems with community-based alternatives to incarceration
  • Stigmatization and discrimination against people who use drugs
  • Role of the media, community leaders and civil society organizations in addressing drug/alcohol problems in the community

In addition to sessions devoted to the presentation of research papers, the
symposium will feature Keynote addresses, Research and publication workshops, Discussion panels on professional practice and policy.

Venue and Important Dates

The venue of the national symposium is Watbridge Hotels and Suites, located at 11 IBB Way, Opposite Ibom Hall, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.


All registered participants will be served lunch and tea/coffee for two days and will also receive conference materials, complimentary copies of the African
Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, books and certificates of participation.

Registration fees are as follows:
Full registration: N40,000
Early registration (by 11 August): N35,000
Students (Undergraduate): N20,000

Information about registration, travel and accommodation will be available
on the CRISA website — www.crisaafrica.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Uyo in August.

Uyo, Nigeria
Start30 August 2023
End31 August 2023

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