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Keane, Martin (2011) ESSD conference 2010. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 36, Winter 2010, pp. 12-13.

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The 21st annual conference of the European Society for Social Drug Research (ESSD) took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 30 September to 2 October 2010. The principal aim of the ESSD is to promote social science approaches to drug research, with special reference to the situation in Europe. The three-day conference covered the following themes in drug research:  

·         New drugs
·         Combined drug use
·         Drug using lifestyles and music
·         Drug and cannabis markets
·         Methodological perspectives in drug research
·         Theories, concepts and analysis in drug research
The conference included seven presentations from researchers based in Ireland.

The presentations by researchers based in Ireland, a fifth of the total number of presentations delivered at the conference, illustrate the strength of social drug research in this country. They were based on a mix of ongoing and completed empirical studies, focusing on a number of topical issues and using both traditional and new methods of social investigation. The book of abstracts of the 2010 conference is available at www.drugsandalcohol.ie/14196 

The ESSD is always ready to welcome new members. Membership is free and open to European social scientists in the fields of anthropology, criminology, economics, epidemiology, social psychology, social medicine, social history and sociology.  The society holds annual conferences and publishes an annual book with chapters by ESSD members. If you are interested in joining the ESSD or want more information about the society, please visit the website at www.essd-research.eu/en/index.html
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
All substances
Issue Title
Issue 36, Winter 2010
Page Range
pp. 12-13
Health Research Board
Issue 36, Winter 2010
Accession Number
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