Making alcohol and other drug realitites

23 Aug 2017 to 25 Aug 2017 |

The conference will be held from 23-25 August, 2017 at Paasitorni in Helsinki, Finland. 

The program will feature a mix of plenary presentations and concurrent streams. Presentations will run for 20 minutes to be followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Paasitorni _helsinki

Call for papers

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words to cdp@curtin. by 1 March, 2017. Participation is limited and preference will be given to abstracts that address the conference theme. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee and delegates will be notified of the outcome of their submission in late March, 2017.

Conference publication

Following the conference, Contemporary Drug Problems will publish a special issue featuring selected papers from the conference. The journal publishes peer-reviewed social science research on alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, licit and illicit. The orientation of Contemporary Drug Problems is multidisciplinary and international; it is open to any research article that contributes to social, cultural, historical or epidemiological knowledge and theory concerning drug use and related problems. 

Further information

Future announcements will carry details of accommodation options, conference registration costs and other information for delegates. All queries should be directed to

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