Save-the-Dates – The 2021 AFINet Conference will be held virtually, on 9th and 10th September, over 2 half-days.

For details about the programme and registration, click here

Thursday 9th is set at a time that AFINet members and others from the West of the world, from all of the Americas through to Europe, can participate.

Friday 10th September is set at a time that AFINet members and others from the East of the world, from New Zealand and Australia through to Europe, can participate.

The exciting and varied programme for these 2 half-days is now completely full, so no more abstracts can be accepted. There will be 15 presentations on research and practice from across the world, including:

  • Dr Jeff Foote (USA): The Invitation to Change Approach - Evidence-Based Principles and Practices for Helping a Loved One Change. A key feature of guiding families struggling with substance use is using science and kindness together to make a real impact on people’s lives.
  • Professor Katherine Sorsdahl (South Africa) and Dr Chido Rwafa-Madzvamutse (Zimbabwe): The Inclusion of the Family in Substance Use Treatment in sub-Saharan Africa: Our past, present and proposed future.
  • From Italy: The psychological condition of gamblers’ affected family members (AFM) during the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • From New Zealand: The work of Family Drug Support in developing the 5-Step Method.
  • From Australia: The work of Smart Recovery helping family and friends to regain control of their own lives.
  • From Canada: Addiction Research with the Family in Québec.


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