La conférence se concentrera sur les impacts de la dépendance à la drogue sur la société, et sur les initiatives politiques visant à gérer les difficultés associées à ce phénomène.

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous (en anglais).

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In 2013, the joint Global Addiction and Europad conference focussed considerably on all aspects of Opioid addiction. For 2014, in Europe, Global Addiction will retain its focus on the impact on society of addiction, including policy initiatives targeted at dealing with the difficulties associated with addictions.

In addition, it will also include a considerable focus on the problems caused by alcohol addiction to the individual, and how to treat these.  We have also seen a considerable rise in recognition and prominence of a number of so-called ‘novel’ addictions such as video game addictions, sex addiction, designer/club drugs, prescription drug addictions (eg. Opioid pain killers, sleeping pills, NSAIDS etc), gambling, cosmetic addictions (eg. amphetamine for weight loss, cosmetic surgery etc) … and submissions on these topics will be well regarded for the conference.

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  • IDHDP plenary session: Policy, Society, Alcohol and Novelty in Addiction

IDHDP have been invited to host a plenary session at the Global Addiction 2014, Policy, Society, Alcohol and Novelty in Addiction conference held in Rome on the 24 to 26 June 2014. 

The conference will focus on the impact on society of addiction, including policy initiatives targeted at dealing with the difficulties associated with addictions.

The IDHDP plenary sessions will focus on IDHDPs four main aims. Confirmed speakers and topics:

  • Dr Judith YatesThe problem of overdose and how bad policy leads to deaths and good policy saves lives.
  • Deborah SmallThe impact of racism on drug policy
  • Katherine PettusHow drug policy denies pain medication to 80% of the world’s population
  • Dr Ewan LawsonExpanding evidence based medicines to all

Registration is now open. Register now to receive the discount for IDHDP members, please contact Rebecca (LINK rebecca.murchie@idhdp.com) for further information. IDHDP members meeting: there will be a members meeting held during the conference and will be a great way for members to discuss and share ideas with colleagues.

For further information on the conference click here. 

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