The SSA annual symposium presents important and topical research into addictions. This event takes place over two days in early November. Leading figures in addictions studies and practice present their work to an international audience of delegates from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, general practise, nursing, and social work, as well as people from specialist addictions agencies, students at all levels, service users and others connected with the field. The work of the Society is highlighted, and awards are given to delegates presenting their work as posters and to researchers who have made a significant contribution to the field in recent years. Much of the content of the conference is made available afterwards here on our website.