Watch the conference presentations

27 May 2013

Criminalising Addiction: is there another way?

On May 21st 2013, Citywide held a conference to discuss the impact of current Irish Drug Policy and to look at possible alternative policies. The conference was held against the backdrop of an international push to review the ‘War on Drugs’ and to consider alternative drugs policies.  Citywide believe that it is important to examine the evidence that informs these policies in order to participate in the debate and the speakers at the Citywide conference presented from an evidence base. 

You can watch the presentations from the conference here:

Brigid Pike,  Irish Focal Point for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Health Research Board

Johnny Connolly, Alcohol & Drug Research Unit,  Health Research Board


Liam Herrick,Executive Director, Irish Penal Reform Trust

Niamh Eastwood, Director of Release, the UK national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law 


Read the full conference report herePublication cover - Citywide Criminalisaing Addiction Conference Report