Addiction: What is the Added Value of the Concept Today? (Helsinki-Finland, 14-17th October 2012)

The Colloquium of the University of Helsinki Centre for Research on Addictions, Control and Governance (CEACG) arranges a Thematic Meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society with the aim of providing a platform for discussing the usefulness of framing consumption risks as addictions, or even as different aspects of a singular phenomenon. Critical and careful analysis of evidence, reflexion on the moral and practical implications of the concept in different contexts, and the way forward need to be given a proper and free space of interchange between different points of view.

The conference will be organized by the University of Helsinki Centre for Research on Addictions, Control and Governance (CEACG) in collaboration with: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, The Kettil Bruun Society (KBS), The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, the National Institute of Public Health and the European project Addictions and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe – Reframing Addiction Project (ALICE RAP).

For more information, download the call for papers here.

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