The world is experiencing a rise in the use of drugs and psychotropic substances triggering an increase in novel supply markets to meet the burgeoning demand. As new avenues of drug trafficking emerge, police forces and law enforcement agencies have begun collaborating to thwart the supply chain channels. Additionally, governments and public health agencies must equally remain cautious and work with law enforcement agencies in educating communities on the ill effects of drugs to nurture an addiction-immune generation.

The Anti-narcotics conference will feature high-level dialogues that will shed light on the intricacies of drug trade across economies and examine forward-looking programmes to augment community awareness of the ill effects of psychotropic substances, counter addiction, and support rehabilitation.


Wednesday 8 March 2023

09:30 - 09:45

The science behind addiction: assessing the broader causes surrounding substance abuse and addiction

09:50 - 10:35

Drug data and intelligence systems: leveraging next-generation technology to disrupt narcotics supply chains

10:40 - 11:25

The public health approach to treating substance abuse and addiction: policy recommendations and standards to develop an addiction-immune population

11:30 - 12:30

Support therapies and awareness programmes to counter drug addiction

12:30 - 14:00


14:40 - 15:35

Technical sessions | Addiction awareness programmes

15:40 - 16:25

Technical sessions | Rehabilitation