Substance abuse is a growing problem in Africa. Alcohol and cigarettes
are heavily promoted. See more
In June 1991 the Centre held its first biennial national conference on "Drugs
and Society." This inaugural conference brought together three generations
of Nigeria drug abuse researchers and treatment professionals, and
participants from international organizations.
Conferences held in this biennial series have focused on different themes,
1991: Approaches to Demand Reduction.
1993: The Social Costs of Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking.
1995: Drugs in the Work Place: An Emerging Labour Crisis in Nigeria.
1999: Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment: What Works?
2000: Drugs, Alcohol and Youth: From Research to Policy
The 2000 conference was held as part of the celebration of CRISA’s decade
of service as a drug research and prevention organization in Nigeria.
2002: Social and Economic Consequences of Drug Abuse:
Research and Policy Considerations.
The seventh biennial conference on drugs and society is scheduled for late