National Substance Misuse Conference 2016 – Breaking Down Barriers

21 September 2016 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

The National Substance Misuse Conference 2016 – Breaking Down Barriers will be a unique opportunity to receive leading expert knowledge in these four key areas:

  • The new drug strategy will highlight key findings and new practice to be implemented and shape the future of treatment in the UK. How do we increase BME representation in treatment and build relationships?
  • In the ever-changing NPS market, new legislation is due to be released but is it really going to work? Prisons declaring ‘spice’ as the number one drug of choice, for example, but this not being reflected in services. Are you out of date?
  • Capitalise and build on emerging support systems and services, in order to achieve whole-person recovery (including citizenship and prosperity) for current and future service user populations
  • How policy currently impacts upon delivery and the wider effects of societal aspirations. Bringing together the latest scientific evidence and global health research, we will explore how to best shape current and future drug (and associated) policies to ensure that addiction is viewed as a human rights and public health issue.

This conference will be a national stage to work together, interact with the audience and achieve the following objectives:

  • To  provide a platform for strengthening the responses to substance misuse among the diverse populations and communities impacted
  • To  advance the knowledge, implementation and scale up of evidence‐informed substance misuse strategies and programmes. 
  • To  bring together the UK’s substance misuse experts to catalyse and advance knowledge, present the most recent research  findings, and promote and enhance key skills
  • To  influence  leaders, including key policy makers and sponsors, to increase their commitment to breaking down barriers and raise awareness of tackling substance misuse.  

Who should attend?

  • Directors of Public Health
  • Substance Misuse workers
  • Public Health Commissioners
  • CCG leads
  • Police
  • Fire Service
  • Criminal Justice Boards
  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • Behaviour Support Managers
  • Drug and Alcohol Recovery Managers
  • Directors of Operations
  • Senior managers and decision makers
  • Partnership Co-ordinators
  • Behaviour Support Managers
  • Academics
  • Healthcare sectors
  • Local authorities
  • Voluntary sector
  • Treatment funders
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Clinicians
  • Housing associations
  • Private sector. 

For confirmed speakers and the agenda, please click here. To book your place, visit Eventbrite

Should you have any queries, please contact RSBevents on or 07723 018576.