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‘A perspective based on harm rather than deficits leads to very different policies and interventions’

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‘Harm reductionists have taken matters into their own hands’

The Society’s aim is to advance the scientific understanding of addiction

Keynote speaker announced for the 2024 Annual Conference

The SSA is delighted to announce that the Society Lecture for the 2024 Annual Conference will be given by Professor Ann McNeill on ‘Tobacco harm reduction – controversies and potential resolutions’.

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The Society owns two academic journals – Addiction and Addiction Biology – and invests its journal income back into the sector to support people, projects, and research in addiction science.

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