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Can needle exchange services deliver chemsex harm reduction?
Chemsex isn’t a new phenomenon, but it is something that substance use treatment providers...
Created On: 25 February 2022   (Last updated: 25 February 2022)
Harm reduction Policy Research
Addiction Lives: Jacek Moskalewicz
Addiction Lives is a print and online collaboration between the journal Addiction and the Society...
Created On: 15 February 2022   (Last updated: 15 February 2022)
History Interview Policy Research
QMJC January 2022: Policing drugs ‘differently’ in South Africa
The latest discussion from the Qualitative Methods Journal Club (QMJC) is now available online...
Created On: 04 February 2022   (Last updated: 15 February 2022)
Policy QMJC Research
SSA interview: Nathan Critchlow talks about alcohol advertising policies
Dr Nathan Critchlow talks to the SSA about Ireland’s latest alcohol policy changes, including...
Created On: 28 January 2022   (Last updated: 28 January 2022)
Interview Policy
Annual Conference 2021: The challenge of benzodiazepine use in the context of escalating drug deaths
At the SSA Annual Conference in November 2021, Dr Sarah Welch chaired a session...
Created On: 25 January 2022   (Last updated: 10 February 2022)
Events Policy Research
Annual Conference lecture: Professor Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs
Professor Dame Carol Black talks about the key findings from her independent review of...
Created On: 13 January 2022   (Last updated: 13 January 2022)
Invited Speakers Policy Treatment & therapies
SSA notes: the 2021 UK drugs strategy
The UK Government’s new 10-year drug strategy for England and Wales was published on...
Created On: 08 December 2021   (Last updated: 10 December 2021)
News Policy Prevention Treatment & therapies
New SSA podcast: episode 1 with Oliver Standing
Addictions Edited is the new podcast from the Society for the Study of Addiction....
Created On: 06 December 2021   (Last updated: 06 December 2021)
Podcast Policy Research Treatment & therapies
In the news: drug safety testing made legal in Aotearoa
Aotearoa, the Māori name for New Zealand, has become the first country in the...
Created On: 03 December 2021   (Last updated: 03 December 2021)
Harm reduction News Policy
‘Putting out the fire’ with trauma-informed substance use treatment: the SSA talks to Karen Bailey
Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Created On: 25 November 2021   (Last updated: 25 November 2021)
Interview Policy Treatment & therapies