Register for the Fourth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

The Fourth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference, 'Making alcohol and other drug realities', is being held in Helsinki, Finland from 23-25 August 2017.

Hosted by Contemporary Drug Problems, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (Helsinki, Finland), the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University, Australia), 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), the conference will bring together leading international researchers in drug use and addiction studies from a range of research disciplines and methods – both qualitative and quantitative.

The conference will 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.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Carol Bacchi: ‘Deploying a poststructural analytic strategy: Political implications’
  • Cameron Duff: ‘Making drug realities: From analysis to praxis after the ontological turn’
  • Adam Winstock & Monica Barratt: ‘The Global Drug Survey: Participatory methods and the making of safer drug realities’

For further details on the conference theme, keynote speakers, venue and accommodation options, please visit

Posted on: 1 Jul 2017

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