Third European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies

World experts to review the future of addictions at pioneering European conference

‘The future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science’ is the theme of the Third European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies (#LxAddictions19) taking place in Lisbon from 23–25 October. ‘Lisbon Addictions’ is the largest European conference in the area of addictions, exploring the topics of illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other addictive behaviours.

A record 1 300 participants from 80 countries are registered for ‘Lisbon Addictions 2019’, which will showcase cutting-edge research to help characterise, understand and respond to addiction and addictive behaviours. The event is jointly organised by: the Portuguese General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD); the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA); the journal Addiction/Society for the Study of Addiction (Addiction/SSA); and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). SICAD Director-General João Goulão and EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel will deliver the welcoming remarks.

Over the three days, some 850 presentations will be given across 150 sessions, ranging from plenaries, ‘big debates’, workshops and guided e-poster tours. Over 20 internationally renowned researchers and professionals will be contributing with their expertise in keynote speeches and on panels. Cannabis, opioids, alcohol, screen addiction, tobacco and new psychoactive substances, will be among the topics explored from a variety angles — ranging from international policies and interventions, to human rights and the presentation of scientific data.

Read full news release in English and Portuguese here.

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