NordAN conference 2021

Vilnius, Lithuania,

The NordAN Conference and General Assembly meeting will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 19-20, 2021. In case the COVID situation doesn´t allow a physical gathering, the meetings will move online.

23rd International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Conference

Rotterdam, Netherlands,

The  International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Conferencebrings together delegates from the areas of public health and safety, traffic, and transport psychology, public health, law, medicine, economics, law enforcement, public policy, education, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science, human factors, and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

32nd European Society for Social Drug Research Conference


The ESSD was founded in 1990 as an association of European social scientists working on drug issues. Its principal aims are to promote social science approaches to drug research, particularly support qualitative and novel research methods, and encourage early career researchers.

The ESSD holds annual conferences to promote collaboration and cooperation among researchers working in the drugs field.

Sourcing ‘what works’ evidence from 1 May

KEY MESSAGES 1. From 1 May 2021 there has been a change in how you can remain updated on UK-relevant research evaluating interventions to treat or prevent substance use problems and on the meaning and practice implications of the evidence base. 2. Drug and Alcohol Findings will no longer routinely issue updates. Supported by Findings’ co-owner Natalie Davies, this function will instead be provided free of charge by the Society for the Study of Addiction

Surge in Overdose Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over 87,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses over a 12 month period ending in September 2020. Without question, there is a link between the increased numbers of people dying from drug overdoses and the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear, stress, job loss, enforced restrictions and closure to vital support services are some of the factors researchers are exploring when examining the impact COVID-19 has had on drug overdoses. This New York Times article provides an overview




5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference

42nd Annual SALIS Conference

April 27 – 29, 2021 (Virtual)


Information Professionals:

 Building Back Better in the Post Pandemic World 



CONFERENCE 5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference 42nd Annual SALIS Conference April 27 – 29, 2021 (Virtual) Information Professionals: Building Back Better in the Post Pandemic World The current pandemic has shaken up the world and revealed many cracks in our systems, including how information is valued, accessed, and used. It is a time for information professionals to reassess our work in continuing to advocate for the value of the role we play in preserving knowledge

A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Drug and Alcohol Settings: Applying the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research Framework

Louie, E., Barrett, E.L., Baillie, A. et al. A systematic review of evidence-based practice implementation in drug and alcohol settings: applying the consolidated framework for implementation research framework. Implementation Sci 16, 22 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-021-01090-7
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There is a paucity of translational research programmes to improve implementation of evidence-based care in drug and alcohol settings. This systematic review aimed to provide a synthesis and evaluation of the effectiveness of implementation programmes of treatment for patients with drug and alcohol problems using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR).

The Drug Wheel

The Drugs Wheel can be used as a training tool and as a game for use in training or 1:1 sess­ions. There are free ver­sions of each to download on this site, as well as a range of other resources. When using the Drugs Wheel, please bear in mind the following: