SSA Annual Symposium 2016


How do we investigate, evaluate and conceptualise addictions across the board?


Symposium Programme


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Delegate abstract submission is now closed for 2016

Society Lecture Speaker


Wayne Hall

Name: Wayne Hall

Title of lecture: The future of the international drug control treaties

Themes, speakers & posters


Plenary Session 1

David Nutt
Addiction: From brain research to new treatments?
Tim Hickman
From quackery to orthodoxy: history and the neuroscience of addiction
Robert West
A psychological perspective on addiction

Addiction journal Session: Advancing methodology in addictions research

Susan Michie
Characterising intervention content in terms of behaviour change techniques
Emma Beard
Using Bayes Factors to test hypotheses in addiction science
Jo Neale
Iterative Categorization (IC): a systematic technique for analysing qualitative data
Robert West
Symposium 1: Addiction journal - Discussion Slot

The future of the international drug control treaties after the legalisation of cannabis in Uruguay and some US states

Wayne Hall
The Society Lecture 2016: The future of the international drug control treaties

SSA-sponsored session 2016

Beverly Love
Relapse and recovery of substance misusing offenders: the impact of childhood, trauma, relationships & psychological health
Paul Toner
Capturing youth drinking: what's been done and what needs to be done in psychometrics
Jamie Brown
‘The Alcohol Toolkit Study’: a national study of alcohol use in England
Leonie Brose
E-cigarettes, the latest evidence from UK surveys

Addiction Biology journal Session: Are all drug addictions and behavioral addictions essentially identical pathological phenomena?

Marc Potenza
Behavioral addictions in addiction medicine: from mechanisms to practical considerations
Rainer Spanagel
Largely overlapping neuronal substrates of reactivity to drug, gambling, food and sexual cues: a comprehensive meta-analysis
Valerie Voon
Should compulsive sexual behavior be considered an addiction?

Plenary Session 2

Erika Dyck
Turn on, tune in, step back: historical insights on the psychedelic renaissance
Gemma Blok
'Just For Today': the rise of Narcotics Anonymous in the Netherlands since 1988
Iain Smith
Addiction science meets addiction history: A necessary conversation

Delegate papers 1 - 2016

John Kelly Is Alcoholics Anonymous religious, spiritual, neither? Findings from 25 years of mechanisms of behavior change research
Gisella Hanley Santos Struggles with the Devil: Identity change among street children and young offenders in rehab in Brazil
Joseph Tay Wee Teck Exploring the internet as a risk environment for anabolic androgenic steroid use
Michelle McCann Employing Public and Experts by Experience Researchers (PEERs) for a programme of researching substance misuse and ageing: a new model of working in addictions research?

Delegate papers 2 - 2016

Duncan Raistrick
Measuring substance use in specialist services
Christos Kouimtsidis Alcohol misuse and people with Learning Disabilities living in the community: results of the EBI-LD
Geoff McCombe Methodological challenges conducting trials in Primary Care – lessons learned from a feasibility study of a complex intervention to enhance alcohol screening and Brief Intervention
Gail Gilchrist Feasibility of the PROTECT group intervention to improve injecting skills and reduce bloodborne virus risk behaviours among people who inject drugs

Delegate papers 3 - 2016

Briony Enser Not so responsible? The impact of others’drinking behaviours: students aged 16-24 in Southern England
Caitlin Notley
Real world experiences of using e-cigarettes to avoid smoking relapse: findings from an ongoing qualitative study
Marianne Erskine-Shaw Group influence on alcohol-induced risk-taking
John Strang
New concentrated naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdose reversal: A pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers

Delegate papers 4 - 2016

Bridgette Bewick
Engagement through gamification: comparing participant experiences between a serious game and an online self-help module for alcohol misuse and depression
Sophia Chambers How does engagement with online mutual aid support recovery from problematic alcohol use?
Sarah Elison Challenging the ‘hierarchy of evidence’ in digital substance misuse interventions research: Using the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework to evidence Breaking Free Online
Ryan Buchanan The use of social media within an isolated network of people who inject drugs

Delegate papers 5 - 2016

Jose Cree The invention of addiction in early modern England
Thora Hands Selling ideas of moderate drinking: Alcohol producers in late Victorian Britain
Janet Weston Treatment for heroin addiction in Dublin's Mountjoy Prison: reconsidering the impact of HIV and AIDS
Christine Goodair
The SALIS Collection unveiled: Building an alcohol, tobacco and other drugs digital archive

Symposium Posters 2016: Audit

Adrian Brown Management of Alcohol Withdrawals in the Acute Medical Unit - An audit to uncover practice
Joseph Tay Wee Teck Naloxone training in General Practice

Symposium Posters 2016: Research Project

Nour Alhusein Designing a filter to prevent infections with spore-forming bacteria in Heroin-injecting drug users
Ved Baruah The Asian Cocaine Crisis: Pharmaceuticals, consumers and control in South and East Asia, c. 1900-1945
Bridgette Bewick Student perceptions of digital addiction
Peter Dutey-Magni Exploring the 'teachable moment’: logic model of an alcohol brief intervention in breast screening and symptomatic breast clinics
Katherine East Demographic and social correlates of harm perceptions of e-cigarettes and nicotine among youth in Great Britain
Tom Freeman A brief mindfulness intervention for hazardous drinkers: randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled experimental study
Mohamed Zakir Karuvetil Blood borne diseases among addiction patients seeking outpatient treatment in a tertiary addictions management service in Singapore
Christos Kouimtsidis Alcohol misuse and people with Learning Disabilities living in the community. Results of the EBI-LD study
Blessing Marandure Self-reported reasons for voluntary abstinences by adolescent cannabis users
Geoff McCombe Integrating Primary and Secondary Care to optimise hepatitis C treatment: development and evaluation of a multidisciplinary educational ‘Masterclass’ series
Geoff McCombe To evaluate the effectiveness of an opportunistic outreach fibroscanning service to a community based drug treatment clinic in Dublin
Caitlin Notley Preventing uptake of smoking by young people; proposing a school based peer intervention - opinions of pupils (age14/15) and their teachers
AshaRani PV The clinical utility of lofexidine and diazepam in reducing the craving in patients undergoing opioid detoxification
Eirini Tatsi Loneliness and food addiction: How important is emotion dysregulation and impulsivity?
Elle Wadsworth The dynamic environment of cryptomarkets: the turnover of NPS And vendors selling NPS
Sam Wright Hear me now: Family experiences of end of life care for people using alcohol and drugs
Felix Naughton The acceptability of and real time engagement with a context-aware smartphone smoking cessation app (Q Sense)

Symposium Posters 2016: Service Evaluation

Yasir Abbasi Hepatitis C screening pilot project at a tertiary care addictions services in Liverpool
Yasir Abbasi A cross-sectional survey of the knowledge of mental health professionals around opioid analgesic dependence (OAD)
Catherine Crowe Inpatient addictions treatment in Scotland: a service evaluation
Kate Evans Digital remote support - Relapse prevention and behaviour change
Natasha Gupta Qualitative survey: Evaluation of the effectiveness of ‘Forget me not’ clinic, a women only opioid replacement treatment service
Tatenda Kondoni What stops people on long-term opioid substitution from completing their treatment?
Amen Alrobai Using technology-based intervention to combat digital addiction: potentials and risks

Symposium Posters 2016: Student-led

Amen Alrobai Using technology-based intervention to combat digital addiction: potentials and risks
Sophie Betka Interoception and activation in the anterior insula cortex in binge drinkers
Bridgette Bewick Student perceptions of digital addiction: A Q-methodology study
Carl Buckfield Differences in associative learning between light and heavy drinkers
Marianne Erskine-Shaw Group influence on alcohol-induced risk-taking
Chandni Hindocha No smoke without tobacco: a global overview of cannabis and tobacco routes of administration and their association with intention to quit
Jo-Hanna Ivers A naturalistic longitudinal analysis of post-detoxification outcome predictors in opioid-dependent patients
Rebecca Lawrence Systematic review to determine which validated measurement tools can be used to assess risk of problematic analgesic use in patients with chronic pain
Mateo Leganes Effects of acute alcohol administration on interoception
Laura Medina-Perucha Study protocol: Design of a public health service to promote safe sex among women receiving opioid substitution treatment in community pharmacy
Francesca Sawer The role of shame in alcohol dependence; Narratives from those in recovery
Joanne Smith Exploring the role of social belonging and popularity in UK student drinking behaviour
Nancy Tamimi Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards e-cigarettes among e-cigarettes users and stop smoking advisors in South East England: a qualitative study
Joseph Tay Wee Teck Tracking internet interest in anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) using Google Trends
Naomi Waddell Interpersonal trauma, substance misuse and pregnancy - A phenomenological exploration of pregnant women and midwives in Scotland
Judit Ward Adding value to research: Information literacy standards in addiction science

Symposium Posters 2016: Late-breaking research

John Strang New concentrated naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdose reversal: A pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers