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Lisbon Addictions is a multidisciplinary conference that provides both a forum for networking and an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge research. The conference is intended to inform policy development and practice through a better understanding of contemporary issues in addiction science and addictive behaviors.

EDM at EU Parliament 2016

February 2015, at the Winter EDM in Warsaw, delegates decided to form a workgroup. The workgroup has worked on the mission of bringing our message to the EU Parliament. There has been an EDM PI committee before so this was a reinvention of an old concept. On June 15th this year, members of this workgroup were invited to attend a seminar in Brussels at the EU Parliament to show an NA presentation and share experience with professionals.

The workgroup will continue to plan and look for opportunities to attend future conferences at the EU parliament and within the European Zonal Forum.

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Press Release EU Parliament:

The European People’s Party (EPP) Secretary General and Member of the European Parliament has asked that combatting drug addiction be a political priority in Europe during a conference today at the European Parliament. The seminar was attended by international and European members of the association Narcotics Anonymous and by representatives of the European Commission for Drugs and Addiction.

The Secretary General and Member of the European Parliament in charge of hosting this event highlighted „the importance of sharing the experience and knowledge of the EU entities dealing with drugs, such as the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), with other organizations like Narcotics Anonymous which are working in the field, as well as with those people directly affected by this problem“.

„This is fundamental“, he went to say, „for establishing common lines for collaboration and for a better understanding of this problem.

Representing Narcotics Anonymous was one of its NA World Board Members and Members of the European Delegates Meeting of Narcotics Anonymous, from different EU countries, such as Sweden, Belgium, Germany, and Finland.

The EU Press Release was shortened by EDM MC to focus on relevant content and to keep anonymity.