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Availability of science-based treatment improving, says 2021 World Drug Report

Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the 2021 World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

SRNT 2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, United States,

SRNT 2023 is being planned as an in-person meeting. The meeting will feature all of the keynote speakers, symposia, podium sessions, poster presentations, and networking events that the SRNT community has come to know and love.

Abstracts will be accepted through December 19, 2022. 

Society for the Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT-E) Symposia # 3

online,

SRNT-E are very pleased to announce that we’ve opened registration for our three autumn/fall symposia. 

These symposia are taking place on three different days in September, all with a similar format: two and a half hours long, with talks from five experts and international leaders in their fields followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Symposium #1: Cessation in Specific Populations

Society for the Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT-E) Symposia # 1

Online,

SRNT-E are very pleased to announce that we’ve opened registration for our three autumn/fall symposia.

These symposia are taking place on three different days in September, all with a similar format: two and a half hours long, with talks from five experts and international leaders in their fields followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Symposium #1: Cessation in Specific Populations

Is a brain-based understanding of addiction predominant?

Citation
Ochterbeck, D., & Forberger, S. (2022). Is a brain‐based understanding of addiction predominant? An assessment of addiction researchers' conceptions of addiction and their evaluation of brain‐based explanations. Drug and Alcohol Review.
Publication Date

Abstract

Introduction

Brain-based explanations of addiction have become a prominent explanatory model in recent decades. Although opposing views have been published, there is no large-scale study of researchers' opinions, unlike for treatment staff, the public and affected individuals. Therefore, this study aimed to examine international addiction researchers' perspectives on:

Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises: Settings in need of care for a comprehensive drug use prevention in Nigeria

Citation
Agwogie, Martin O., 'Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises: Settings in need of care for a comprehensive drug use prevention in Nigeria', Paper Presentation, State House Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria, June 2022
Publication Date

Paper presented at the commemoration of the 2022 International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, State House Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria on June 27th, 2022.

Author: Dr. Martin O. Agwogie

European Implementation Event

Basel, Switzerland,

The #EIE2023 brings together individuals and organisations engaged in synthesising, translating, adopting and implementing evidence in human service practice and policy.