Events Calendar

Previous month Previous day Next day Next month
See by year See by month Jump to month

4th Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

From Wednesday, 23 August 2017 -  8:00
To Friday, 25 August 2017 -  5:00

Conference theme: 'Making alcohol and other drug realities'

Abstract submission deadline: 1/3/2017

Building on CDP's three previous conferences, 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, we now seek submissions for presentations that critically explore and debate the issues posed when we approach science, policy, treatment, law and other practices as constituting the realities they seek to address.

Possible topics include consideration of the realities constituted in or by:

  • Prohibition and international drug conventions
  • Mandated treatment
  • Drug courts
  • Alcohol and other drug policy
  • Education/health promotion in schools and universities
  • Harm reduction services and measures
  • Neuroscientific approaches to drug effects and addiction
  • Monitoring/surveillance systems
  • Research on drug trends
  • Quantitative measures of alcohol and other drug use
  • Qualitative concepts of subjectivity, agency, affect, identity
  • Post-qualitative research methods
  • Consumer accounts and narratives of drug use, addiction and recovery
  • Medical and other forms of diagnosis/assessment
  • Treatment models and practices
  • Youth and other drug services
  • Social media websites and apps
  • Popular culture enactments of drug use

Other relevant topics welcome.

More information available at: