Alcohol, Drugs & Addiction Summer Programme – University of Amsterdam

The Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam invites you to explore drug policy at the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction (9 July – 21 July 2017)  in one of the most beautiful and progressive cities in Europe!

Substance abuse and its accompanying health and social problems are considered major problems around the world with tragic consequences for individuals, families and countries. The programme offers graduate students and professionals a great opportunity to advance their knowledge in the field of addiction studies in an international environment. This intensive two-week course is built around four themes: an overview of policies and the history of the concept of addiction, contemporary prevention services, the current state of affairs, and an assessment of treatment innovations. Each module concludes with a workshop integrating concepts into daily clinical, policy, and research practices.

Class presentations are supplemented by two excursions:

  • a visit to a coffee shop, harm reduction service, and a police officer in the Hague
  • a morning visit at the municipal Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD)

Application deadline: April 15

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