Fourth Contemporary Drug Problems conference – call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now being sought for the fourth biennial Contemporary Drug Problems (CDP) conference, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland from 23-25 August 2017.

Co-hosted by the National Drug Research Institute, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (Helsinki, Finland), the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research (Aarhus University, Denmark), the Centre for Population Health (Burnet Institute, Australia), and the Department of Science and Technology Studies (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA), this conference will bring together leading international researchers in drug use and addiction studies.

The 2017 conference theme, Making alcohol and other drug realities, aims to critically explore and debate the issues posed when we approach alcohol and other drug science, policy, treatment, law and other practices as constituting the realities they seek to address. The theme will build on CDP’s three previous conferences in Italy, Denmark and Portugal, which have opened up questions of how drugs are problematised; how the complexity of drug use might be attended to and managed; and how drug use might be understood as event, assemblage or phenomenon.

The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2017. For further information, please visit the conference website or email

Posted on: 1 Dec 2016

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