The ESSD was founded in 1990 as an association of European social scientists working on drug issues. Its principal aims are to promote social science approaches to drug research, particularly support qualitative and novel research methods, and encourage early career researchers. The society holds annual conferences and publishes annual books. More...

conferences

Information on the upcoming ESSD conference in 2022 and abstracts from previous conferences. More...

publications

Papers emerging from the 2020 online ESSD conference were published in a special issue of Kriminologisches Journal. More...

awards

The best conference presentations by an early career researcher awarded by the ESSD. More...

news

Updates on the society, conferences and publications, and other relevant news. More...