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).

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre 2021 Symposium

Online, Australia,

The Symposium will showcase the wide variety and depth of research and programs at NDARC, as well as highlight the work of our peer organisations, facilitate dynamic discussions, and provide opportunities to create new connections.

SRNT 28th Annual Meeting


The Society of Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 2022 Annual Meeting may be a hybrid (part in person, part virtual) or entirely virtual, depending on how things play out in the coming months.

The event will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland from the 2-5th of March 2022.

Abstract submissions will open on July 7, 2021, and will close on August 11, 2021. 

Abstract submission for the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Conference

Delegate abstracts are welcome for the SSA’s 2021 Conference. Deadlines: Oral paper abstracts – Monday 5 July 2021 Poster abstracts – Monday 9 August 2021 Judges will review posters on both days of the Conference. Posters must be accompanied by an audio or video recording by the author, and the author must be available to discuss their work at a specific time during the Conference (to be scheduled after poster submission has closed). NB: delegates

Doing Substance Use Research During the Global Pandemic

Online, United Kingdom,

A discussion about the challenges and opportunities of doing substance use research during the global pandemic

About this event

Join the SUAB team, and our international colleagues for our last webinar of the academic year on July 13th at 1pm (UK time) where we discuss the challenges, opportunities and learning from the past 15 months of the global pandemic. 

A randomised, double-blind study investigating the relationship between early childhood trauma and the rewarding effects of morphine

Carlyle, M, Broomby, R, Simpson, G, et al. A randomised, double-blind study investigating the relationship between early childhood trauma and the rewarding effects of morphine. Addiction Biology. 2021;e13047.
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Experiences of childhood trauma (abuse and neglect) are disproportionately higher in those with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Childhood trauma may affect the reinforcing and rewarding properties of opioid drugs and responses to pain, potentially via developmental changes to the endogenous opioid system. This has been supported by preclinical research, yet this has not been investigated in non-addicted humans.

Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) Conference


AMERSA 2021 features an exciting multidisciplinary line-up of engaging speakers and 100+ presentations, including oral abstract sessions, a live poster session and interactive skills-based workshops.

Full conference registration includes access to a matched mentor/mentee session, SIG meetings and member-coordinated extra-curricular activities such as morning Peloton sessions, yoga and a book club.

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.

Research for practice: Training the competent practitioner


Join hosts Drs William Miller, Goodman Sibeko and team, for a discourse on Motivational Interviewing research in Africa. How successful have we been in training competent practitioners and what have we learned in the process?

This Webinar is the third of a series focussed on Motivational Interviewing in Africa.