Issues of Substance 2015: Addiction Matters

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Issues of Substance Conference 2015 Addiction Matters Montreal, November 16th to 18th, 2015 The Issues of Substance Conference 2015 is about bringing bright minds together, that being researchers, decision makers, frontline practitioners, with those who can present on innovative and best practices in Canada in substance abuse and addiction Issues of Substance is the key event for important issues in the addictions field in Canada, including alcohol, drugs, tobacco and gambling; especially gambling addiction, a big first this year

It’s an excellent conference with great variety, diversity and different streams or topic areas Renowned speakers Robust networking opportunities High-quality workshops and exhibits Marc Valleur Keynote speaker 2015 Psychiatrist and Director of the Marmottan Hospital (drug addiction treatment), France "'Drug-free' addictions are now viewed in the same way as alcohol or drug dependence, which is greatly significant in both epistemological and political terms

" We came to Issues of Substance to present our research to the rest of Canada We have few chances to meet and we found that it was truly a great opportunity to show our work, to learn, to share, to see whether there are similar projects out there, and maybe to begin new work in collaboration with other researchers Louise Nadeau Keynote Speaker 2015 Professor Department of Psychology University of Montreal Associate Researcher Douglas Mental Health University Institute McGill University “To accurately evaluate scientific progress and knowledge about the dynamics of dependence, we must turn to the history of addictions to grasp the extent of the fields for which this research is relevant” Addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling is preventable and treatable Substance abuse affects many families, affects individuals and affects our communities

The bottom line is: all of us have a role to play in addressing the harms of substance abuse We come together because addiction matters Addiction matters Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Issues of Substance Conference 2015 Addiction Matters Join us in Montreal November 16th to 18th Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

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