interventions

Drug Use Series from the Lancet Journals

Publication Date

Executive Summary

The drug use landscape is dynamic and changing. Changes in public attitudes and laws towards drug use have occurred in an increasing number of countries.

Global drug production and consumption are increasing as are the risks and harms to health, while new substances continue to emerge. This Series focuses on opioids, cannabinoids, stimulants, and new psychoactive substances.

SRNT-O Inaugural Conference

Sydney, Australia,

The inaugural SRNT-Oceania Chapter conference will be held in Sydney, Australia.

The aim of the conference is to share and celebrate the highest quality research and practice targeting tobacco use reduction and smoking cessation in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations throughout Oceania and the region. 

The conference will be held on the 24th and 25th of October at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. 

Thailand Cigarette Packaging

One of the ways tobacco companies encourage people to purchase their products is through creating positive associations of brands. These include bright designs and symbols that quickly become familiar to potential customers. In a bid to reduce the power of marketing and overall consumption of tobacco, countries around the world have been introducing plain tobacco packaging. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) commends Thailand being the first country in the ASEAN Region and Asia

The Importance of Trauma Informed Support for People Using Substances

Manchester, United Kingdom,

Dr Karen Bailey, Jude Kelman (lead psychologist for HMPPS women's estate) & Kirsty Tate (Learning and Development Lead for the Nelson Trust will lead the next Substance Use and Associated Behaviours (SUAB) seminar focussing on: 

The Importance of Trauma Informed Support for People Using Substances

43rd Annual AMERSA Conference

Boston,

The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) are hosting their 43rd Annual AMERSA Conference from the 7th-9th of November 2019 in Boston.

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference

Halifax ,

The 31st annual Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 24-27, 2019.  #CSAM2019

Building Bridges through Shared Learning/Créer des connections grâce à l’apprentissage partagé is the theme, connecting research and evidence-based treatments with presentations about current knowledge and skills in addictions care in Canada.

16th Annual INEBRIA Conference

Lübeck ,

International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA) is an international network, primarily consisting of researchers, and importantly also including policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the problems caused by alcohol and other drug use.