Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA)

The Society was founded as the Society for the Study and Cure of Inebriety in 1884, and is the oldest organisation of its type in the United Kingdom. The website allows you to explore the history of the Society and its members, and doing so will bring to life many of the debates that have surrounded the issue of addiction over the past 130 years. The mission of the Society is to broaden and promote the scientific understanding of addiction, and we particularly aim to help clinicians and policy makers get research evidence into practice.

The thematic track will focus on opioid-related deaths, mainly in Europe and Australia and will be organised by the SSA. It will include discussion of data from countries where opioid-related deaths have been increasing, as well as emerging trends in terms of age and gender distribution, the contribution of polydrug use, and the proportion of deaths attributable to pharmaceutical opioid drugs.