The aim of this annual symposium was to share DPMP’s drug policy research findings and promote discussion about contemporary drug policy issues. Approximately 100 people attended on the day to hear the keynote speaker, Dr Helen Keane (ANU), critique the construction of addiction and the development of DSM V. The program themes included alcohol harms and policy responses; drug treatment; drug markets; and drug law reform issues. Complexities were raised and debated in areas such as alcohol pricing and taxation; measuring the illicit drug economy; reforming cannabis law; managing the role of alcohol in the ‘night-time economy’; and addressing new drugs and new technologies.

Program details and selected PowerPoint presentations from the day are attached.

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