About Lisbon Addictions

From the outset, the European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies has been about stimulating and promoting high-quality scientific debate, showcasing leading European addiction research in the specialist areas of illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other addictive behaviours. Lisbon Addictions is a multidisciplinary conference that provides a forum for networking across the addictions field.

LxAddictions22 will showcase cutting-edge research to help characterise, understand and respond to addiction and addictive behaviours today. Providing opportunities for early-stage researchers to enhance their careers (through dedicated showcase sessions, networking activities and mentoring) is among the priorities of the Programme and Organising Committees.

The event is organised by: the Portuguese General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD); the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA); the journal Addiction/Society for the Study of Addiction (Addiction/SSA); and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). More about organisers and partners >>

The next conference will take place from 23-25 November 2022. 

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Previous editions

Lisbon Addictions 2019

The third European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies took place at the Lisbon Congress Centre from 23–25 October 2019.

The overarching theme for 2019 was 'The future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science'. The conference showcased cutting-edge research to help characterise, understand and respond to addiction and addictive behaviours. A record 1 300 participants from 80 countries registered for the event. See the conference website and download the conference magazine LX19.

Lisbon Addictions 2017

The second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies was organised around three overarching themes:

  • Understanding addictions
  • From evidence to action
  • Addiction horizons

The conference was held at the Lisbon Congress Centre from 24–26 October 2017 and over 1 200 participants from 70 countries attended. The conference sold out several months before the event.

Lisbon Addictions 2015

The first European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies was held at the FIL Meeting Centre in Lisbon on 23–25 September 2015. Over 600 participants from 58 countries attended the conference. The conference was organised around four general themes:

  • Addictions: a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Translating research into policy and practice
  • New frontiers in addiction research
  • Challenges of addiction in an interconnected world