etiology

Lisbon Addictions 2019

Lisbon, Portugal,

The third European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies will be held in Lisbon from 23–25 October 2019.

The theme of the conference is ‘the future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science', and is designed to support early-stage researchers move forward in their career. 

The main areas of research are:

Effectiveness Bank Hot Topic: Does It Matter If Addiction Is a Brain Disease?

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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Seizing on the theory’s propaganda value, in 1997 the head of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse proclaimed, “Addiction Is a Brain Disease, and It Matters.” His contention has been hailed as a breakthrough or condemned as a counterproductive chimera, closing our eyes what is really important about addiction.

Effectiveness Bank Matrix Bite: What Is Drug Addiction Treatment for?

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Drug and Alcohol Findings
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The first matrix cell on treatment (as opposed to harm reduction) seems a good time to ask: What is treatment there to do? ‘Cure’ addiction, or promote meaningful and productive lives? Meet patients’ wishes, or aid the government’s welfare-to-work agenda? And what do the patients want? Is treatment pushing them in the opposite direction?