2018: Dr Antoni Gual
How the use of new technologies changes the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders
2017: Professor Louisa Degenhardt
Studying substance use among young people: Mapping global trends, generating local insights
2016: Professor Wayne Hall
The future of the international drug control treaties after the legalisation of cannabis in Uruguay and some US states
2015: Dr Thomas McLellan
Integrating treatment for substance use disorders into mainstream medicine: Who benefits?
2014: Professor Peter Anderson
ALICE RAP and the addictions health footprint - Toward a redesign of addictions governance
2013: Professor Robert West
What can the experience of combating tobacco addiction globally tell us about better ways of addressing other addictions?
2012: Dr Bruce Ritson
Alcohol policy and its implementation in Scotland within an historical perspective
2011: Dr Barbara McCrady
Family interventions for drug & alcohol problems
2010: Professor Sally Casswell
Alcohol marketing policy: An urgent challenge for global governance
2009: Christine Godfrey
Addiction treatment: Do economists contribute to the policy debate?
2008: Virginia Berridge
What’s new about the new abstinence? History and treatment policy
2006: Professor Jim Orford
Family and network treatment: Theory and practice
2005: Kathleen Carroll
2004: Professor Griffith Edwards
Addiction: A journal and its invisible college
2003: Professor John Strang
Heroin prescribing – how far harm reduction?
2002: Professor Jonathan Chick
Changes in the management of alcohol dependence
2001: Prof Harold Holder
Treatment and policy as part of a public health approach to alcohol problem reduction
2000: Prof Tom Babor
New wine in old bottles: the dependence syndrome concept turns twenty-five
1999: Prof Robert E Kendell
Drug misuse and public policy in the UK
1998: Dr Kaye Middleton-Fillmore
Social influences on scientific research: (the case of mortality in relation to alcohol consumption and that abstainers do not have increased risk)
1997: Prof Jerome Jaffe
Whither treatment: Does evidence of treatment effectiveness influence national strategies?
1995: Hamid Ghodse
International drug control policies
1994: Mr Jasper Woodcock
Commissions (Royal and other) on drug misuse: who needs them?
1989: David Pittman
Dent Lecture: Alcohol and other drugs: The response of the social, legal and medical institutions
1988: Benno Pollak
Dent Lecture: Where to start: Where to go?
1986: Dr Shepard Siegel
Dent Lecture: Drug anticipation and drug tolerance
1985: Dr Philip Connell
Dent Lecture: ‘I need heroin’: 30 years of drug dependence and of the medical challenges at local, national, international and political levels. What next?
1984: Dr George Vaillant
Dent Lecture: The natural history of alcohol and heroin abuse: Contrasts and similarities
1982: Dr Donald R Jasinski
Dent Lecture: Common mechanisms in substance abuse
1981: Prof Malcolm Lader
Dent Lecture: Dependence on prescribed psychotropic drugs