Opportunities for International Engagement for Drug Policy Research


This webinar is the first in the ISSDP series of discussion forums, that bring together a panel of speakers to discuss different drug policy topics and debates. 

This 1.5 hour webinar will explore opportunities for international engagement for drug policy research and questions such as how to start an international collaboration. 

Reducing Harm Due to Alcohol: Success Stories From 3 Countries

The European Region has the highest level of alcohol consumption in the world. To reduce these harms, WHO/Europe has identified three affordable, feasible and cost-effective intervention strategies: increase excise taxes on alcoholic beverages introduce and enforce bans or clear restrictions on exposure to alcohol advertising enact and enforce restrictions on the physical availability of retailed alcohol. Here you can read about the successful outcomes in Lithuania, Scotland and the Russian Federation.

Alcohol Policy in Chile

Peña, S., Sierralta, P., Norambuena, P., Leyton, F., Pemjean, A., & Román, F. (2020). Alcohol policy in Chile: a systematic review of policy developments and evaluations. Addiction.

Chile has one of the highest rates of alcohol use per capita in the Americas. Policy to reduce alcohol-related harm is often up against resistance from alcohol industry, policymakers and the public.

This review, published in the Journal of Addiction, provides an analysis of enacted and proposed laws of national alcohol policies in Chile.

Drug treatment presentations at a treatment centre in southern Nigeria (2015–2018): Findings and implications for policy and practice

James BO, Olotu SO, Ayilara OO, Arigbede OO, Anozie GI, Ogiku HO, Ariyo JO, Efiong V, Adeyelu AO, Oni MA, Odu DO. Drug treatment presentations at a treatment centre in southern Nigeria (2015–2018): Findings and implications for policy and practice. Niger Postgrad Med J 2019;26:211-5
Publication Date

Global Alcohol Policy Conference

Cape Town, South Africa,

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2021 to be held in Cape Town – on site and online.

The 7th Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) 2021 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 11-14 October 2021.

Considering the uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 situation at that time, GAPC 2021 will be a hybrid conference with both on site and online participation.